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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Our true nationality is mankind.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.