People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.