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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
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.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
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.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.
A man is great by deeds, not by birth.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.