That which we look on with unselfish love
And true humility is surely ours,
Even as a lake looks at the stars above
And makes within itself a heaven of stars.
If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
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Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that's been our unifying cry, "More light." Sunlight. Torchlight. Candlight. Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators. Big floods for the night games at Soldier's field. Little tiny flashlights for those books we...Read more
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
"The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces."
Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage.
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
"Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love, inspiration and hard work. I don't think you can go wrong."
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.