No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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