Many of us have no long-range vision in much of our struggle. We think only of the moment, this time, this place, this circumstance. But think of the ten generations of children that inherit love, and their children, and theirs. … Anyone can count the seeds of an apple. Who can count the apples in a seed?
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
A religious life is a struggle and not a hymn.
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
Getting a living under capitalism . . . is so precarious, so uncertain, fraught with such pain and struggle that the wonder is not that so many people become vicious and criminal, but that so many remain in docile submission to such a tyrannous and debasing condition.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Don't you know that every perfect life would mean the end of art?
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
The older you get the stronger the wind gets - and it's always in your face.