When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.
Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
After that who cares?... He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Yes, friends, governments in capitalist society are but committees of the rich to manage the affairs of the capitalist class.
He disliked emotion, not because he felt lightly, but because he felt deeply.
I will go anywhere as long is it is forward.
If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!
God, send me anywhere, only go with me.
Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.
If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.
The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.
The British Government has no right in Ireland, never had any right in Ireland, and never can have any right in Ireland.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
We believe in constitutional action in normal times;
we believe in revolutionary action in exceptional times.
People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.
Lord, give me Scotland or I die!
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
When I woke up just after dawn on Sept. 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I guess that was exactly what I did.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature; contumely to God, a thing most contrary to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and finally, it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
The unprepared mind cannot see the outstretched hand of opportunity.
There is one safe and happy place, and that is in the will of God.
I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
A dimple on the chin, the devil within.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
When I think of those who have influenced my life the most, I think not of the great but of the good.
Shall I tell you what supported me through all those years of exile among a people whose language I could not understand and whose attitude towards me we always uncertain and often hostile? It was this: "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world".
If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a number of experiences that are not meant for you personally at all. They are designed to make you useful in His hands, and to enable you to understand what takes place in the lives of others.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
I am a missionary, heart and soul. God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician. I am a poor, poor imitation of Him, or wish to be. In this service I hope to live; in it I wish to die!
Like a bird singing in the rain, the grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.
We, at least, are not loyal men: we confess to having more respect and honour for the raggedest child of the poorest labourer in Ireland today than for any, even the most virtuous, descendant of the long array of murderers, adulterers and madmen who have sat upon the throne of England.
The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.
May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
Yes, ruling by fooling, is a great British art with great Irish fools to practice on.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
When you're not doing so well, vote for a better life for yourself. If you are doing quite nicely, vote for a better life for others.
The Irish Republic must be made a word to conjure with - a rallying point for the disaffected, a haven for the oppressed, a point of departure for the socialist, enthusiastic in the cause of human freedom.
For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening.
Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new.
We are not responsible for the circumstances we are in, but we are responsible for the way we allow those circumstances to affect us; we can either allow them to get on top of us or we can allow them to transform us into what God wants us to be.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.
The first thing you have to know is yourself.
A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone.
False friends are worse than bitter enemies.
Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.
A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
There is no such thing as freedom of choice unless there is freedom to refuse.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.