On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.