Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
People fall forward to success.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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.
A human being is a deciding being.
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 greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
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.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
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.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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?