If you are planning for a year, sow rice.
If you are planning for a decade, plant trees.
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate a person.
Use the talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
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.
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.
I saw old autumn in the
Stand shadowless like silence
Listening to silence.
The most important political office is that of the private citizen.