If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.