Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Effective action is always unjust.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.