We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea
Religion is the last refuge of human savagery
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
Leadership is applicable to all facets of life: a competency that you can learn to expand your perspective, set the context of a goal, understand the dynamics of human behavior and take the initiative to get to where you want to be.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
The disease with which the human mind now labors is want of faith
Genius is formed in quiet, character in the stream of human life
Genius can do much, but even genius falls short of the actuality of a single human life.
Genius is no respecter of time, trouble, money or persons, the four things around which human affairs turn most persistently.
A woman who has no way of expressing herself and of realizing herself as a full human being has nothing else to turn to but the owning of material things
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other
in silent unspeakable memories ...
For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation . . . Loving does not at first mean merging, surrendering, and uniting with another person--it is a high inducement for the individual to ripen . . . to become world in himself for the sake of another person; it is a great, demanding claim on him, something that chooses him and calls him to vast distances.