Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
People fall forward to success.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.