You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
I love to sit and eat quietly and enjoy each bite, aware of the presence of my community, aware of all the hard and loving work that has gone into my food.
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
It’s completely through prayer that I came to believe in God. I just sensed a presence south of my neck.
Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru’ all creation.
It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.
Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
The presence and the present of America are a future; our continent is, by its nature, the land which does not exist on its own, but as something which is created and invented.