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.
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.
Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.
The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.
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.
Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?
I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again.
Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.
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.
Friendship demands attention.
Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth.
Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men's hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.
Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
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.
Sex and religion are closer to each other than either might prefer.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets.
He travels best that knows when to return.
Getting married is like putting one's hand in a bag containing 99 serpents and one eel.
A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.
It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this.
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