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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.