Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
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.
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
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
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.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Our true nationality is mankind.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
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.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
People fall forward to success.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.