Our memories are independent of our wills. It is not so easy to forget.
Rests always sound well.
God speaks to all individuals through what happens to them moment by moment.
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.'
To be ambitious for wealth, and yet always expecting to be poor; to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for, is like trying to reach east by traveling west. There is no philosophy which will help a man to succeed when he is always doubting his ability to do so, and thus attracting failure. No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success impossible.
You've never seen this country It's not the way you thought it was Look again.
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic energy striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
I'm a vague, conjunctured personality, more made up of opinions and academic prepossessions than of human traits and red corpuscles.
Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
Workaholics are energized rather than enervated by their work - their energy paradoxically expands as it is expended.
You must never lose the awareness that in yourself you are nothing, you are only an instrument. An instrument is nothing until it is lifted.
Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
Party-spirit . . . which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few.
I feel age like an icicle down my back.
A home-made friend wears longer than one you buy in the market.
When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.