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" Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat. "
" It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents. "
" I hang onto my prejudices, they are the testicles of my mind. "
" To the old, the new is usually bad news. "
" Craving, not having, is the mother of a reckless giving of oneself. "
" Youth itself is a talent, a perishable talent. "
" Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength. "
" You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. "
" It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor. "
" There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house. "
" In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. "
" Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners. "
" It is remarkable by how much a pinch of malice enhances the penetrating power of an idea or an opinion. Our ears, it seems, are wonderfully attuned to sneers and evil reports about our fellow men. "
" Faith in a holy cause is to a considerable extent a substitute for lost faith in ourselves. "
" The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it. "
" The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person. "
" It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak. "
" There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. "
" Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. "
" People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. "
" Where everything is possible miracles become commonplaces, but the familiar ceases to be self-evident. "
" Social improvement is attained more readily by a concern with the quality of results than with the purity of motives. "
" We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand. "
" Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something. "
" There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his. "
" It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities. "
" We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. "
" A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come. "
" Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains. "
" The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody. "
" It is a sign of creeping inner death when we can no longer praise the living. "