People fall forward to success.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
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.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
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.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.