Sleep, that knits up the ravell'd slave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
The object of art is to give life a shape.
You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache.
All of us are watchers - of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway - but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.
Harpists spend half their life tuning and the other half playing out of tune.
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
A woman is like a tea bag: you never know her strength until you drop her in hot water.
I get up and I bless the light thin clouds and the first twittering of birds, and the breathing air and smiling face of the hills.
Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
We create our fate every day ... most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior.
Let's face it, there's lots of spoiled kids out there . . . because you can't spank Grandma.
We impoverish God in our minds when we say there must be answers to our prayers on the material plane; the biggest answers to our prayers are in the realm of the unseen.
Debt is the worst poverty.
Is not marriage an open question, when it is alleged, from the beginning of the world, that such as are in the institution wish to get out, and such as are out wish to get in.
One of the biggest factors in success is the courage to undertake something.
By gnawing through a dyke, even a rat may drown a nation.
Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.