Reeves: I'm not a rock star, I'm just a musician.
The few who profit from the labor of the masses want to organize the workers into an army which will protect the interests of the capitalists.
The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.Jesus is the reason for the season!From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
The civilization of a state should be measured by the amount of suffering it prevents and the degree of happiness it makes possible for its citizens.
Only in quietness do we possess our own minds and discover the resources of the Inner Life.
We should not think of conversion as the acceptance of a particular creed, but as a change of heart.
Surely there is no road of effort so steep but a loving deed may soften its hardshness.
Our beloved ones have not 'gone to a far country.' It is only the veil of sense that separates them from us, and even that veil grows thin when our thoughts reach out to them.
Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at lifeâ€™s shut gate. Beyond there is light, and music, and sweet companionship; but I may not enter. Fate, silent, pitiless, bars the wayâ€¦Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smil
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it
Few pleasures there are indeed without an aftertouch of pain, but that is the preservation which keeps them sweet.
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Kelle
Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worth
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
The worst calamity: 'To have eyes and fail to see.'
Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.
My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.
It is so pleasant to learn about new things. Every day I find how little I know, but I do not feel discouraged since God has given me an eternity in which to learn more.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from meâ€¦if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given meâ€¦