We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.
There is nothing forced or self-disciplined about [generosity] ... [A generous person] goes out of his way not because his parents taught him that's how good [people] behave, but because he has chosen to be alert to the circumstances in which he can be supportive.
Compassion is not quantitative. Certainly it is true that behind every human being that cries out for help there may be a million or more equally entitled to attention... How to determine which of one million sounds surrounding you is more deserving than the rest?
Do not concern yourself in such speculations. You will never know, you will never need to know. Reach out and take hold of the one who happens to be nearest.
Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.