Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.
Category Archive: 1866
I cannot explain it; but when difficulties arise, I am not perplexed or doubtful. I know how to meet them.
Wild oats will get sown some time, and one of the arts of life is to sow them at the right time.
Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.
In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action.
We are afraid of ideas, of experimenting, of change. We shrink from thinking a problem through to a logical conclusion.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
One should never criticize his own work except in a fresh and hopeful mood. The self-criticism of a tired mind is suicide.
Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
The mind is not a hermit’s cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.