The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
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.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.
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.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.