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Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state read more

Had there been no difficulties and no thorns in the way, then man would have been in his primitive state and no progress made in civilization and mental culture.

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When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'.

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'.

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Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to read more

Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.

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Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.

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Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?.

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He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.

He has conferred on the practice of vacillation the aura of statesmanship.

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The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result read more

The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.

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An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until eventually he knows everything about nothing.

An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until eventually he knows everything about nothing.

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What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for read more

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.

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