The pride connected with knowing and sensing lies like a blinding fog over the eyes and senses of men, thus deceiving them concerning the value of existence.
A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.
Our world is in profound danger. Mankind must establish a set of positive values with which to secure its own survival.
Only the individual can think, and thereby create new values for society — nay, even set up new moral standards to which the life of the community conforms. Without creative, independently thinking and judging personalities the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the community.