Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer and then itself marches upon neighboring lands killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed dumb and silent when all else sings together in unison?
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder with a dash of the dictionary.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
If you cannot work with love but only with distaste it is better that you should leave your work.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.