A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.