To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist see what he has come to see.
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
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.
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
There are two ways to get enough: One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps you clean.
Their is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
If you do not understand a man you cannot crush him.
And if you do understand him, very probably you will not.
Happiness is a mystery, like religion, and should never be rationalized.
One may understand the Cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star.
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
Do not free the camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel.
The vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes in a hurry like the doctor.
The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist.
Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly;
the rich have always objected to being governed at all.
I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.
When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.
The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Angeles fly because they take themselves lightly.
We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread.
Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting.
It has been found difficult; and left untried.
Merely having an open mind is nothing;
the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
The madman is not the man who has lost his reason.
He is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
The golden age only comes to men when they have forgotten gold.
The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.
Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
One of the great disadvantages of hurry is that it takes such a long time.
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land;
it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.
The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.