Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
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 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.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.