Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
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.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate...
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
I despise people who depend on these things [heroin and cocaine]. If you really want a mind-altering experience, look at a tree.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?