To be a parent is a great art. To give birth to children is nothing - any animal can do it; it is a natural, biological, instinctive process. To give birth to a child is nothing great, it is nothing special; it is very ordinary. But to be a parent is something extraordinary; very few people are really capable of being parents.
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people; but only if they believe there's a chance of success.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody, everything, every night before you go to bed.
Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better.
The heart which is not struck by the sweet smiles of an infant is still asleep.
I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
A wise man is able to adapt to the surprises of life as water to the decanter it is poured in.
The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.
Sweetness is the taste of all virtues. Patience is the fortress of all virtues. Cheerfulness is the evidence of all virtues.
For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.
The more I develop the habit of noticing goodness, the more my own sense of wellbeing rises
Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
Mastery isn't reserved for the supertalented. It's available to anyone who is willing to get on the path and stay on it- regardless of age, sex, or previous experience.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence.