To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
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.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
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.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face.
Death tugs at my ear and says, 'Live. I am coming.
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 early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
I hate paying taxes. But I love the civilization they give me
Stupidity often saves a man from going mad.
Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same way - and the fools know it.
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.
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?
Love is the master-key that opens the gates of happiness, of hatred, of jealousy, and, most easily of all, the gate of fear.
The best servant does his work unseen.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
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