When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength.
The labor movement is organized upon a principle that the strong shall help the weak. The strength of a strong man is a prideful thing, but the unfortunate thing in life is that strong men do not remain strong.
And it is just as true of unions and labor organizations as is true of men and individuals. And whereas today the craft unions of this country may be able to stand upon their own feet and like mighty oaks stand before the gale, defy the lightning, yet the day may come when those organizations will not be able to withstand the lightning and the gale.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.