The journey to a thousand stars is not too far a journey in the quest to have true love abiding in a pure heart.
The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We must not wish anything other than what happens from moment to moment, all the while, however, exercising ourselves in goodness.
St. Catherine of Genoa
There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.
Pope John Paul II
There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry . It is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves.
Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Cato The Elder
Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
They make a rout about universal liberty, without considering that all that is to be valued, or indeed can be enjoyed by individuals, is private liberty
I would much rather have men ask why I have no statue than why I have one.
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Fear not, provided you fear but if you fear not, then fear.
The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine dollars for the right to speak it.
It is thus with farming, if you do one thing late, you will be late in all your work.
Der Lehrer [...] gibt nicht von seiner Weisheit, sondern eher von seinem Glauben und seiner Liebe.
Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?
Peter Lewis Allen
It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.
It was a large room, heavily outfitted with the usual badly ventilated furnaces, rows of bubbling crucibles, and one stuffed alligator. Things floated in jars. The air smelled of a limited life expectancy.
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
Offspring, the due performance on religious rites, faithful service, highest conjugal happiness and heavenly bliss for the ancestors and oneself, depend on one's wife alone.
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?
When I play live, it's a conversation that we're all having with the song, and the audience... their response and relationship with the songs is as valid as my relationship with the songs.
Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age.
Speech is the gift of all, but the thought of few.
The seated lotus postures are an amazing way to go into meditation, or simply just to take a moment to ground oneself.
The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.
Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine
If you are ruled by mind you are a king; if by body, a slave.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.
Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James
I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom.
I know a lot of people think it's monotonous, down the black lines over and over, but it's not if you're enjoying what you're doing. I love to swim and I love to train.
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