One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.
Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones.
Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.
If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes.
You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds.
I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets.
It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this.
Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again.
It's wrong to deprive someone else of a pleasure so that you can enjoy one yourself, but to deprive yourself of a pleasure so that you can add to someone else's enjoyment is an act of humanity by which you always gain more than you lose.
Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.
Because the soul has such deep roots in personal and social life and its values run so contrary to modern concerns, caring for the soul may well turn out to be a radical act, a challenge to accepted norms.
Getting married is like putting one's hand in a bag containing 99 serpents and one eel.
Friendship demands attention.
I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.
He travels best that knows when to return.
Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
What is deferred is not avoided.
Your love has build me from strength to strength. It has made me a stronger and better person than I was. There is nothing that love cannot change darling. Once you fall in love, even wars turn to love stories.
Sex and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer.
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