Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.
She knew in her heart that to be without optimism, that core of reasonless hope in the spirit, rather than the brain, was a fatal flaw, the seed of death.
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow.
If you dam a river it stagnates. Running water is beautiful water.
The Importance of Using Time Well How pleasant it is, at the end of the day, No follies to have to repent; But reflect on the past, and be able to say, That my time has been properly spent.
I can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. It's all how you look at it.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
The only prison we need to escape from is the prison of our own minds.
We should not be afraid, when praying to God, to give expression to a definite desire, even though we are in doubt at the time we are praying whether it is really the right thing to pray for or not.
Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.
When prayer is a struggle, do not worry about the prayers that you cannot pray. You yourself are a prayer to God at that moment. All that is within you cries out to Him. And He hears all the pleas that your suffering soul and body are making to Him with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Prayer is not eloquence, but earnestness; not the definition of helplessness, but the feeling of it; not figures of speech, but earnestness of soul.
Life is about enjoying yourself and having a good time.
You want to make God laugh? Tell him your future plans.