Our true nationality is mankind.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.