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.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!