Some people who think that everything is a nail, are down on themselves because they are not a hammer. They tend to deprecate their own unique talents and capacities to use a chisel or a pair of pliers.
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- We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
- Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?
- The foundation stone of the whole scheme is service. Service to the people, a service that will lighten, brighten, and make more profitable the lives of the majority who do the necessary work of the world.
- I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
- Try to become the kind of person that people are anxious to see you as, and after you leave, they will have a lot of thinking to do.
- Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see