The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.