Born: June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia
Died: June 1, 1968, Easton
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart
Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much
Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
People don’t like to think, if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The highest result of education is tolerance
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
Change: A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.
College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into light.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded
by its own skill.
I thank God for my handicaps. For through them, I have found myself, my work and my God.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each others welfare, social justice can never be attained.
There is beauty in everything, even in silence and darkness.
Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.
The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.
Your success and happiness lie in you.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.