Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart – never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary, and that God is listening.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
A friend is what the heart needs all the time.
To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind – this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.
What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.