When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
A stiff apology is a second insult. The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt.
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Time wears away error and polishes truth.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily, and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
The artist brings something into the world that didn’t exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.