The busy have no time for tears.
The brain is not, and cannot be, the sole or complete organ of thought and feeling.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. It is not enough that a thing be possible for it to be believed.
I have found men more kind than I expected, and less just.
Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.
What we frankly give, forever is our own.
Where, unwilling, dies the rose, Buds the new, another year.
Never eat more than you can lift.
Perhaps middle age is, or should be, a period of shedding shells; the shell of ambition, the shell of material accumulations and possessions, the shell of the ego.
When you have a baby, you set off an explosion in your marriage, and when the dust settles, your marriage is different from what it was. Not better, necessarily; not worse, necessarily; but different.
The first law of war is to preserve ourselves and destroy the enemy.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
That's the advantage of having lived sixty-five years. You don't feel the need to be impatient any longer.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
All our interior world is reality - and that perhaps more so than our apparent world.
More and more people think of the critic as an indispensable middle man between writer and reader, and would no more read a book alone, if they could help it, than have a baby alone.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again, tomorrow.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
That is always our problem, not how to get control of people, but how all together we can get control of a situation.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!