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.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People fall forward to success.
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.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
A person's a person, no matter how small.