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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
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.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.