Man's most valuable trait Is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods.
Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
Courage ought to have eyes as well as arms.
Men do not fail; they stop trying.
A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.
Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase.
A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing.... It takes something from the world, and has something to give in return.
Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself.
And all that you are sorry for is what you haven't done.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.
Would that life were like the shadow cast by a wall or a tree, but it is like the shadow of a bird in flight.
I have never been nervous in all my life and I have no patience with people who are. If you know what you are going to do, you have no reason to be nervous. And I knew what I was going to do.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
A proverb is no proverb to you till life has illustrated it.
There are more men than women in mental hospitals - which just goes to show who's driving who crazy.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.