Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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 is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
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.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.