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.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
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.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.