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There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.

What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
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.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.
I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.
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.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
We 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.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil.
The first thing a great person does, is make us realize the insignificance of circumstance.
If you shoot at a king you must kill him.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Our best history is still poetry.
I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me.
I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them, but I seldom use them.
A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can.
He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.
The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
The journey is the reward.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.
Can anybody remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?
There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.
Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men.
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; Hold fast; Hold out. Patience is genius.

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