Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
California is a queer place in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It is absolutely selfish, very empty, but not false, and at least, not full of false effort.
Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it's flown by; you can't believe you've done it all that time... Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you've sort of traveled.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
It takes more than just a good looking body. You've got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
I love the look of planes and the idea of how a plane flies. The more I learn about it the better I feel; while I still may not like it, I have a sense of what is really happening.
Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time.
If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst.
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself.
No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline.
Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.