To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
You may have genius. The contrary is, of course, probable.
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
The truth is that the whole system of beliefs which comes in with the story of the fall of man ... is gently falling out of enlightened human intelligence.
Trouble makes us one with every human being in the world - and unless we touch others, we're out of touch with life.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
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