Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
A human being is a deciding being.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.