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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.