And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all.
We are richer in material wealth than those villagers; but their spirit is a nobler spirit than ours.
The most wonderful thing, Mary, is that you and I are always walking together, hand in hand, in a strangely beautiful world, unknown to other people. We both stretch one hand to receive from Life - and Life is generous indeed.
If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.