He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.