There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.