People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.
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Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
It is assumed that anyone who makes a million dollars has a unique gift, though he might have made it off some useless gadget.
Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written.
The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.
No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by the word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by means of which he makes him or herself a better human being than their nature wants to be, if they followed their nature only. Whatever its symbol -- cross or crescent or whatever -- that symbol is man's reminder of his duty inside the human race.
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I say, If everybody in this house lives where it's God first, friends and family second and you third, we won't ever have an argument.
Putting your hands in the earth is very grounding, if you'll excuse the pun.