The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.
The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Extremists think 'communication' means agreeing with them.
An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people.
Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind.
I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.