The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
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.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.