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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.