Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
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.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
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 people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
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.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.