Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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 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 like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.