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.
It is with rivers as it is with people: the greatest are not always the most agreeable nor the best to live with.
Many a treasure besides Ali Baba’s is unlocked with a verbal key.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.