For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.
Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "Failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness.
Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.