Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Humanism was not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty, and equality are of infinite value, but in thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.
Our true nationality is mankind.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
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.
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.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
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.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.