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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.