Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.