He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
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.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
In the same vein as these events, National Minority Health Month also serves as a reminder of how much work needs to be done to eliminate health and healthcare inequities.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
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.