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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.