God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.
Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
Very few of us know anything about loyalty to Christ -- For My Sake. It is that which makes the iron saint.
Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.
Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.
He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
We can choose to be grateful no matter what.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Intuition is the clear concept of the whole at once.
Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
When prayer removes distrust and doubt and enters the field of mental certainty, it becomes faith; and the universe is built on faith.
But even in the Christian religion, much of its real meaning is hidden by words that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
There are two great days in a persons life – the day we are born and the day we discover why.
The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.
The sources of human problems have to do with egotism, 'I.'
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Beware of the person of one book.
Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Change your thinking, change your life.
People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.
Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Most men seem to live according to sense rather than reason.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
To know yourself you have only to set down a true statement of those that ever loved or hated you.
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs us nothing.
Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character, and the highest kind comes from a religious stock.
Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.
I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.