Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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 true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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.
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.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
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.
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
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.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.