Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
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.
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?
The whole universe is contained within a single human being – you.
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.
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.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
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'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.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
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.
Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.