All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.