Freedom cannot be given... It can only be taken away.
One thing is certain, You can't shake hands with a fist.
Teach my children to love! They'll learn to hate on their own.
I've written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about.
Everybody started saying, well, this cat's not as dumb as people think he is.
All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality.
I took the hardest possible route that you could take, and I still overcame and succeeded.
Marty Robbins once sang you give me a mountain, I've been given a few mountains in my life.
If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination.
It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.