The basis of world peace is the teaching which runs through almost all the great religions of the world. “Love they neighbor as thyself.”
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Perhaps in His wisdom the Almighty is trying to show us that a leader may chart the way, may point out the road to lasting peace, but that many leaders and many peoples must do the building.
Topics: Leadership, Leaders
You get more joy out of giving joy to others and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.
Topics: Obligation, Being Ourselves
If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours!
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” … You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
Topics: Being True to Yourself, Criticism, Critics, Courage, Individuality, Art
All human beings have failings, all human beings have needs and temptations and stresses. Men and women who live together through long years get to know one another’s failings; but they also come to know what is worthy of respect and admiration in those they live with and in themselves. If at the end one can say, This man used to the limit the powers that God granted him; he was worthy of love and respect and of the sacrifices of many people, made in order that he might achieve what he deemed to be his task, then that life has been lived well and there are no regrets.
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. The fatal thing is the rejection. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Topics: Curiosity, How to Live, Life, Living Well, Life and Living, Living
The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.
If I feel depressed, I go to work. Work is always an antidote to depression.
Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
What basic objective I had, for many years, was to grasp every opportunity to live and experience life as deeply, as fully, and as widely as I possibly could.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
Topics: Books, Reading
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
Topics: Fear, Anxiety
Character building begins in our infancy and continues until death.
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