The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
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.
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
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