Selected Words of Wisdom that Describe my Life
When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
"When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before"
- Jacob August Riis
"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So treasure every moment you have and remember that time waits for no one. Happiness is a journey, not a destination..."
- Fr. Alfred D'Souza
"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them more."
- Oscar Wilde
"Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it."
- Mark Twain
"Ask yourself: If I repeat today’s actions 365 times, will I be where I want to be in a year?"
- Roz Savage
"The tragedy of life is not" that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it."
- W. M. Lewis
"Evil is like a shadow - it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it."
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
"The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness."
- Norman Cousins
"Only when the last tree is cut down and the last river has dried to a trickle will man finally realize that we cannot eat money"