First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.