The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.