Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.