Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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 world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
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 is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.