It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual and the sublime are suspect today, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble
I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
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.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
The country is governed for the richest, for the corporations, the bankers, the land speculators, and for the exploiters of labor
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart
I believe in the immortality of the soul because I have within me immortal longings
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract but not for the concrete.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same
Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.