You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.
We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
Better to face danger once than to be always in fear.
Thoughts disentangle themselves passing over the lips and through pencil tips.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.
The heart is but a small vessel; and yet dragons and lions are there, and there likewise are poisonous creatures and all the treasures of wickedness; rough, uneven paths are there, and gaping chasms. There also is God, there are the angels, there life and the Kingdom, there light and the apostles, the heavenly cities and the treasures of grace: all things are there.
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Terre des Hommes (Man and His World)
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s forthcoming attractions.
It is not our fault that people are poor, but it is our responsibility to do something about it.
The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.