A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day.
Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.
Life is like a piano… what you get out of it depends on how you play it.
Use the talents you possess — for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so.
A library is an arsenal of liberty.
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
Courage atrophies from lack of use.
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.
If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.
Experience is the hardest teacher, because she gives the test first, and the lesson after.
It’s hard to be nostalgic when you can’t remember anything.
Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.
God put me on Earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I’m so far behind I will never die!
Don’t be afraid to take one large step because you can’t cross a chasm in two small leaps.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
If everybody’s thinking alike, somebody isn’t thinking.
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.