Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
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.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
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.
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.
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.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
People fall forward to success.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Our true nationality is mankind.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The greatest attitude of all is gratitude.
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.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.