As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
In my case Pilgrim's Progress consisted in my having to climb down a thousand ladders until I could reach out my hand to the little clod of earth that I am.