On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Our true nationality is mankind.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.