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.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.