"Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it."
"One who stops being better stops being good."
"The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh: but the stroke of the tongue breaketh the bones. Many have fallen by the edge of the sword: but not so many as have fallen by the tongue. "
Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 28:17-18
"What is faith? What you do not see. What is hope? A great thing. What is charity? A great rarity."
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish."
"It is by faith that poetry, as well as devotion, soars above this dull earth; that imagination breaks through its clouds, breathes a purer air, and lives in a softer light."
"A day is a miniature eternity."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word -- politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit."
"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil -- not the strength to choose between the two."
"The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all."