Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
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?
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.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
A human being is a deciding being.
A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
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.
It’s extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...