Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.