Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.
Introversion, at least if extreme, is a sign of mental and spiritual immaturity.
In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder.
When we know what we want to prove, we go out and find our facts. They are always there.
Once the "what" is decided, the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what."
One faces the future with one's past.
I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to earth.
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge.
We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
We must have hope or starve to death.
When hope is taken away from the people, moral degeneration follows swiftly after.
To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it, generation after generation.
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
All things are possible until they are proved impossible-and even the impossible may only be so as of now.
Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.