Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
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.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
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.
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.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
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.