If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
Much wisdom often goes with fewest words.
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Life is not possible without an opening toward the transcendent; in other words human beings cannot live in chaos.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak, indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope, and we can work.
Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
If you live through the initial stage of fame and get past it, and remember thats not who you are. If you live past that, then you have a hope of maybe learning how to spell the word artist.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it?
I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
The most dangerous word in any human tongue is the word for brother. It's inflammatory.
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.