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.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
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.