What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
As selfishness and complaint pervert the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.
All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
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