February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day.
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
The best way out is always through.
God himself is not secure, having given man dominion over his work.
As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.
Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom.
I'm in that comfortable niche where I'm not that famous and sometimes people do need to put a barrier between them and their followers. When you're real famous you need to do that but I'm not that famous so I don't need that kind of barrier.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
What a blind person needs is not a teacher but another self.
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
With age, you get to a place where you don't want to knock people out. You just want to give people a hug.
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.
I think my dad is the only Arabic descendent who is an unsuccessful businessman.
I've always been in the middle of making my own movies, so taking acting jobs that take me away from that has been impossible.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.
My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.
We all rely on technology to communicate, to survive, to do our banking, to shop, to get informed, but none of us knows how to read and write the code.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
Wishful thinking is not idealism. It is self-indulgence at best and self-exaltation at worst. In either case, it is usually at the expense of others. In other words, it is the opposite of idealism.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
As iron put into the fire loseth its rust and becometh clearly red-hot, so he that wholly turneth himself unto God puts off all slothfulness, and is transformed into a new man.
I know my dad is a big Internet freak, and he's been known to be a Wikileaker.
Adversities do not make a man frail. They show what sort of man he is.
Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.
Activate yourself to duty by remembering your position, who you are, and what you have obliged yourself to be.
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it's bold. It's out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it's hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.
Fame is a lot of pressure, especially when you're responsible for your entire family. Financially, emotionally - everything.
Scruples, temptations, and fears, and cutting perplexities of the heart, are often the lot of the most excellent persons.
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