If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
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.
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.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
A person's a person, no matter how small.
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. That’s 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.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.
You climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Johnny Cash has always been larger than life.