If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Each soul is potentially divine.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.