Households, cities, countries, and nations have enjoyed great happiness when a single individual has taken heed of the Good and Beautiful. Such people not only liberate themselves; they fill those they meet with a free mind.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
Partisanship is our great curse. We too readily assume that everything has two sides and that it is our duty to be on one or the other.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all.
The thing about great poetry is we have no defenses against it.
Meaning, however, is no great matter.
If we continue to seek learning to serve God and His children better, it is a blessing of great worth. If we begin to seek learning to exalt ourselves alone, it leads to selfishness and pride, which will take us away from eternal life.
All questions of process require an answer that begins with a very important sentence, and the sentence is: ‘Everybody is different.’ Whatever way of working you name – methodical, haphazard, gets up early in the morning, sleeps all day, works at night, revises immensely, never revises at all – someone has made great work with that way.
All that is noble in the world’s past history, and especially the minds of the great and the good, are never lost.