People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
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.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.
A human being is a deciding being.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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 sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Our true nationality is mankind.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.