There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.
Not to help justice in her need would be an impiety.
We never need feel we are alone or unloved in the Lord’s service because we never are. The Savior has promised angels on our left and on our right to bear us up, and he always keeps his word.
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.
I am a mortician who tells you that you don’t necessarily need a mortician.
What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.
There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
How we need another soul to cling to.
Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.