The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
Giotto di Bondone
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
Forgiveness is the answer to the child’s dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart… forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
You don't have to have fought in a war to love peace.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
The only important thing I have to say is that my father never fought against his country.
The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
Henry David Thoreau
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.