The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won't go.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
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.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.