Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world.
More Quotes from William Saroyan:He paints for the blind, and we are the blind, and he lets us see for sure what we saw long ago but weren't sure we saw. He paints for the dead, to remind us that - great good God, think of it - we're alive ...
Despise evil and un godliness but not men of un godliness or evil.
He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a real writer is a rebel who never stops.
The streets made me, and the streets stink, but I love them, for I was born in them out of flesh and I was born in them out of spirit.
This transformation in kids - from flashing dragonflies, so to say, to sticky water-surface worms slowly slipping downstream - is noticed with pride by society and with mortification by God ...
I can't hate for long. It isn't worth it.
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