We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.