A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
People fall forward to success.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.