He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.
You should not take a fellow eight years old and make him swear to never kiss the girls.
In the year 1915 a series of trivial incidents led some Chinese students in Cornell University to take up the question of reforming the Chinese language.
The language of all the interpretations, the translations, of the Judaic Bible and the Christian Bible, is musical, just wonderful. I read the Bible to myself; I’ll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is.
If a law commands me to sin I will break it; if it calls me to suffer, I will let it take its course unresistingly.
It doesn’t matter how you pray. Just pray. All religions are beautiful and they all have one common belief. There’s something bigger and greater than us that can give us and take from us life. It is better than the here and now.
Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
I think Clinton, after getting into office and into Washington, was shocked at being bludgeoned. So he spent time trying to be all things to all people – one way guaranteed not to be successful or respected in a lion’s den. You can’t just play around with all those big cats – you’ve got to take somebody on.
God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.
Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.