If there were no hell, we would be like the animals. No hell, no dignity.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
No man chooses evil because it's evil. He only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.
The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
You may leave school, but it never leaves you.
Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.
To grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
There is no such thing as part freedom.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.
The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly Truth comes by and puts them out.
It's love that makes the world go round.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
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