You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave to his parents every time around--and why his parents will always wave back.
Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then—we elected them.
To wear your heart on your sleeve is not a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is power to do it.
Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference...
I have never been impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness, how the time has flewn.
How did it get late so soon?
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
for love and friends
For everything Thy goodness sends.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.