Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
The dream of my life is to lie down by a slow river and stare at the light in the trees - to learn something by being nothing
Is it not true that for every person the course of life is along the line of least resistance, and that in this the movement of humanity is like the movement of material bodies?
Engineering training deals with the exact sciences. That sort of exactness makes for truth and conscience. It might be good for the world if more men had that sort of mental start in life even if they did not pursue the profession.
Can I pay any higher tribute to a man [George Gaylord Simpson] than to state that his work both established a profession and sowed the seeds for its own revision? If Simpson had reached final truth, he either would have been a priest or would have chosen a dull profession. The history of life cannot
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities to the common denominator of securing the necessities of life and providing for their abundance.
The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.
Prayer is the breath of your life which gives you the freedom to go and stay where you wish and to find the many signs which point out the way to a new land.
Everybody prays whether [you think] of it as praying or not. The odd silence you fall into when something very beautiful is happening or something very good or very bad. The ah-h-h-h! that sometimes floats up out of you as out of a Fourth of July crowd when the sky-rocket bursts over the water. The
It is worthwhile to liveand fight courageouslyfor sacred ideals.O blow ye evil windsinto my body's firemy soul you'll never unravel.Even though disappointed a thousand timesor fallen in the fightand everything would worthless seem,I have lived amidst eternity -Be grateful, my soul -My life was worth
Lots of the things we do are dangerous, but life itself is dangerous; nothing is really worth bothering with that isn't full of danger
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
The one wholly true thought one can hold about the past is that it is not here. To think about it at all is therefore to think about illusions.
Every instant of time... is a pinprick of eternity.
Where love is, what can be wanting? Where it is not, what can possibly be profitable?
Let me remember I am one with God. Our shining footprints point the way to truth, for God is our Companion as we walk the world a little while.
Each day when you wake up, say: "What miracles would you have me perform today?" Then listen.
Now's the day and now's the hour.
On your daily journeys, listen to those inner signals that help you make the right choices no matter what anyone thinks.
The adventure evoked a quality of his character that he didn't know he possessed.
The story of your life is really the story of the relations between yourself and God.
Be at peace and see a clear pattern and plan running through your lives. Nothing is by chance.
Bringing a spiritual dimension into all that we do is essential for ending the struggle and dancing with life. Our body and our minds can take us only so far, our spirit can lead us all the way Home.