A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
People fall forward to success.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.