All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Moonlight is sculpture.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Humility is attentive patience.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.