All the problems of the world – child labor, corruption – are symptoms of a spiritual disease: lack of compassion.
There is a major disaster when a person allows some success to become a stopping place rather than a way station on to a larger goal. It often happens that an early success is a greater moral hazard than an early failure.
Deep in the sea are riches beyond compare, But if you seek safety, it is on the shore.
The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in God. The new religion says that he is the atheist who does not believe in himself.
Every woman is infallibly to be gained by every sort of flattery, and every man by one sort or other.
For a deed to be totally pure, it must be done without any thought of reward, whether worldly or divine.
How men hate waiting while their wives shop for clothes and trinkets; how women hate waiting, often for much of their lives, while their husbands shop for fame and glory.
There are two kinds of pedestrians… the quick and the dead.
What a pity that the only way to heaven is in a hearse.
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.
Optimism, unaccompanied by personal effort, is merely a state of mind and not fruitful.
Sorrows when shared are less burdensome, though joys divided are increased.