Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Hunger makes a thief of any man.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
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