Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Itís extraordinary how self-obsessed human beings are. There is so much more out there than what connects to us.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
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.
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.
The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
You may turn into an archangel, a fool, or a criminal ? no one will see it. But when a button is missing?everyone sees that.
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.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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?
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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 woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.