That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.