No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world-making the most of one's best.
We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.