The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
There are all sorts of cries that the leaders of the Green Movement should submit themselves to the supreme leader, but that won’t take place. Both sides have to be prepared for a serious negotiation.
The only way to do the human rights thing is to do the right thing medically.
No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
From childhood on I have had the dream of life lived as a sacrament… the dream implied taking life ritually as something holy.