It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
A good message will always find a messenger.
Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Time is a very precious gift- so precious that it is only given to us moment by moment.
All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
Let me tell thee, time is a very precious gift of God; so precious that it's only given to us moment by moment.
Truth can be outraged by silence quite as cruelly as by speech.
But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.
Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.
We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts we get under no other condition.
But what do we know of the heart nearest to our own? What do we know of our own heart?
No man was ever ruined from without; the final ruin comes from within, when you turn hopeless and lose courage!
What we buy, and pay for, is part of ourselves.
Don?t fail through defects of temper and over-sensitiveness at moments of trial. One of the great helps to success is to be cheerful; to go to work with a full sense of life; to be determined to put hindrances out of the way; to prevail over them and to get the mastery. Above all things else, be cheerful; there is no beatitude for the despairing.
Old age is the verdict of life.
Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.
Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt is already accomplished.
Perhaps when the light of heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earth road that led to the heavenly city, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those we have escaped.
When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
Friends make life bearable. But I have certainty enough, for i am sure of you.
Solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition...
With renunciation life begins.
Genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.
Spiritual favors are not always to be looked for, and not always to be relied on.