Four things to learn in life: To think clearly without hurry or confusion; To love everybody sincerely; To act in everything with the highest motives; To trust God unhesitatingly.
When you lose your vision, you lose contact with things. When you lose your hearing, you lose contact with people.
I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the colour and fragrance of a flower -- the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.
There will never be another now --
I'll make the most of today.
There will never be another me --
I'll make the most of myself.
We, the people, are not free. Our democracy is but a name. We vote? What does that mean? It means we choose between Tweedledee and Tweedledum. We elect expensive masters to do our work for us, and then blame them because they work for themselves and for their class.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
My friends have made the story of my life.
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
I believe there are angels among us, sent down to us from somewhere up above. They come to you and me in our darkest hours, to show us how to live, to teach us how to give, to guide us with a light of love.
The struggle of life is one of our greatest blessings. It makes us patient, sensitive, and Godlike. It teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
What really counts in life is the quiet meeting of every difficulty with the determination to get out of it all the good there is.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart..
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
People don't like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
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