Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
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 narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
I like university professors, but you know, we shouldn't hold them up as the high-water mark of all human achievement. They're just a form of life, another form of life.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
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.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
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.
Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.