Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
People fall forward to success.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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 capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.