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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
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.
Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers.
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.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.