Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
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.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.