Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
People fall forward to success.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
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?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.