An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
The true definition of a snob is one who craves for what separates men rather than for what unites them.
He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
The best prayers have often more groans than words.
The robe of flesh wears thin, and with the years God shines through all things.