To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?