The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
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