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.
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.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
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.
People fall forward to success.