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.
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
People fall forward to success.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.