People fall forward to success.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
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.
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.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
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.