Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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.
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Life is either a great adventure or nothing.