Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
More than 26,000 lives may be lost to the effects of drug abuse this year. This tragic impact is felt in communities across this great nation. Sadly many of these deaths occur among our young people.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.