Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
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.
Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.