Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A human being is a deciding being.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.