Although the world is very full of suffering it is also full of the overcoming of it.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all– the apathy of human beings.

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

They took away what should have been my eyes (but I remembered Milton's Paradise). They took away what should have been my ears, (Beethoven came and wiped away my tears) They took away what should have been my tongue, (but I had talked with god when I was young) He would not let them take away my soul, possessing that I still possess the whole.