Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
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.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.