The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Our true nationality is mankind.
If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
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.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
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.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.