Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
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.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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 history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
People fall forward to success.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.