It is probably a sound definition of character to say that it is habitual self-mastery toward good ends…. Character is a subtle thing. Its sources are obscure, its roots delicate and invisible. We know it when we see it and it always commands our admiration, and the absence of it our pity; but it is largely a matter of will.
—Leo J. Muir
When we forgive someone, the knots are untied and the past is released.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
—Audrey Hepburn (Belgian-born British Actor)
The winds of grace are blowing all the time. You have only to raise your sail.
—Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
For there we loved, and where we love is home,|Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (American Physician)
The role of the director is to create a space where the actor or actress can become more than they’ve ever been before, more than they’ve dreamed of being.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
—Jonas Salk (American Biologist)
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
—Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Novelist)
For myself, I am an optimist—it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
—Winston Churchill (British Head of State)