"Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Wislawa Szymborska on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Wislawa Szymborska on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Wislawa Szymborska on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Wislawa Szymborska on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."Wislawa Szymborska on Mahatma Gandhi
"All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination."
"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life."
"Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality."
"I cannot imagine any writer who would not fight for his peace and quiet."
"I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again."