People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.