Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!