Money is a handmaiden, if thou knowest how to use it; a mistress, if thou knowest not.
When the child begins to think and to make use of the written language to express his rudimentary thinking, he is ready for elementary work; and this fitness is a question not of age or other incidental circumstance but of mental maturity.
But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?
Oh, by the way, I tend to use a lot of profanities. I do that for a reason: I like it.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
Some people want to call me an Appalachian writer, even though I know some people use regional labels to belittle.
Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.