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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
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.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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 person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation's prosperity for generations yet unborn.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
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.