The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.