He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.