Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force ornecessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men, is at least human.
That all who have ever been born men from the beginning of creation, and are deceased, are either in heaven or in hell, follows from those things which have been said and shown in the preceding article, namely, that Heaven and Hell are from the human race.
When a great change is effected in human affairs it brings on by degrees a corresponding change in human conceptions. After the discovery of the Indies and of America, after the invention of printing and the multiplication of books, after the restoration of classic antiquity and the Reformation of Luther, any conception of the world then formed could no longer remain monastic and mystic.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones.
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
I do not think you can name many great inventions that have been made by married men.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
The Moon! Artemis! the great goddess of the splendid past of men! Are you going to tell me she is a dead lump?
I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
It's such a human condition, whether you're a great track star or a great knitting person or you paint watercolors - someone knows who you are.
Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
The longer you live and the more you learn, the more clearly you will feel the difference between the few men who are truly great and the mere virtuosi.