"Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us."
"Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. "
" In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints."
" What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise."
" We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. "
" The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection."
" I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God."
" A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind."
" There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever."
"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have givan your children the greatest of all blessings."