A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
People fall forward to success.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.
I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
A person's a person, no matter how small.