Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.