The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
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.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
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.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
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.