People fall forward to success.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.