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.
A human being is a deciding being.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
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.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
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 musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be
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.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
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.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
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?