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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.