Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. What we lack is not a will to believe but a will to wonder.
Nothing is permanent in our troubled world. Not even our troubles.
How long will grown men and women in this world keep drawing in their coloring books an image of God that makes them sad?
Before a child talks they sing. Before they write they draw. As soon as they stand they dance. Art is fundamental to human expression.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.