Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.