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The highest result of education is tolerance.
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.
The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
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