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.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.