Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.
— Hannah Arendt
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.
— E. F. Schumacher
The desire for the well-being of one’s own nation can be — and must be — made compatible with the welfare of all humanity.
— Louis Leo Snyder
That is a good book which opened with expectation and closed with profit.
— Amos Bronson Alcott
I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.
— Louise Erdrich
When people are bored, it is primarily with their own selves that they are bored.
— Jules Renard
If you would walk the way of love, never feel hurt nor yield to anger, but accept pain as a part of life.
— J. P. Vaswani
Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad.
— Christina Rossetti
Faith begins as an experiment and ends as an experience.
— William Inge