You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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 has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.