The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring.
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.