Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
Youth is wasted on the young.
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Never dispute with anybody who wishes to contradict you, says a most reasonable saint.
To be a fellow worker with God is the highest aspiration of which we can conceive man capable.
The first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water supply.
For the sick it is important to have the best.
The very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm.
It is very well to say “be prudent, be careful, try to know each other.” But how are you to know each other?
And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.
Everything is sketchy. The world does nothing but sketch.
If a nurse declines to do these kinds of things for her patient, ‘because it is not her business’, I should say that nursing was not her calling.
God spoke to me and called me to His Service. What form this service was to take the voice did not say.
There is no part of my life, upon which I can look back without pain.
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
Rather, ten times, die in the surf, heralding the way to a new world, than stand idly on the shore.
How can you lose something you never had, I tell myself when I’m feeling sad.
Now and then, there’s a fool such as I.
Whatever I will become will be what God has chosen for me.
If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.
Every time I think that I’m getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
I was an overnight sensation.
The Lord can give, and the Lord can take away. I might be herding sheep next year.
It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can.
Until we meet again, may God bless you as he has blessed me.
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.
The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.
The factory is the machine that builds the machine.
We’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.
You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
We all live with cancer, whether it is present in ourselves or affects someone we love.
Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirement — just 100% commitment to greatness.
Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.
Disagreement is something normal.
The world doesn’t belong to leaders. The world belongs to all humanity.
I am a simple Buddhist monk – no more, no less.
Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.
Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
I am what I am: an individual, unique and different.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.