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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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?
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.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.