The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
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.
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.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.