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.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.