I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.