Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our true nationality is mankind.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
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.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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 no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.