Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
People fall forward to success.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.