Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
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.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.