I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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 first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
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.