A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
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.