Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.