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.
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.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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.