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.
A human being is a deciding being.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.