I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Category Archive: 1883
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.