People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Our true nationality is mankind.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.