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.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.