Fear is a noose that binds until it strangles.
We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.
If you have heard a Jewish cantor sing, if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his, you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile, like mobile rivers, to their common delta.
We do not posses imagination enough to sense what we are missing.
People mistake their limitations for high standards.
Men try to run life according to their wishes; life runs itself according to necessity.
Superstition saw Something it had never seen before: Brown eyes that loved without a trace of fear, Beauty so sudden for that time of year.
No eyes that have seen beauty ever lose their sight.
O singers, resinous and soft your songs Above the sacred whisper of the pines, Give virgin lips to cornfield concubines, Bring dreams of Christ to dusky cane-lipped throngs.
Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it.
Most novices picture themselves as masters - and are content with the picture. This is why there are so few masters.
One seed becomes An everlasting song, a singing tree, Caroling softly souls of slavery, What they were, and what they are to me, Caroling softly souls of slavery.