Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.