Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A human being is a deciding being.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.