Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.