I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
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.
Family not only need to consist of merely those whom we share blood, but also for those whom we'd give blood.
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.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Are we happy that our grandchildren may never seen an elephant except in a picture book?
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.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
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.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.