When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.
We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it
I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.î
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
Do not dare not to dare.
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, Blessed are they that morn.
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.
"By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result?"
We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
I have learned now that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.