Man is not made better by being degraded; he is seldom restrained from crime by harsh measures, except the principle of fear predominates in his character, and then he is never made radically better for its influence.
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.
With care and patience, people may accomplish things which, to an indolent person, would appear impossible.
Think how slow would be your progress in learning without printed books: you could study only manuscripts, and those necessarily must be very few in number. Learn from this to value your books, and always handle them with care.
The body is the substance of the stone.
The fabled origin of the laurel is this. Daphne, daughter of the river Peneus, offended by the persecutions of Apollo, implored succour of the gods, who changed her into a laurel tree. Apollo crowned his head with the leaves and ordered that forever after, the tree should be sacred to him.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
Childhood itself is scarcely more lovely than a cheerful, kindly, sunshiny old age.
Also there is a similitude of a Trinity shining in the body, soul and spirit.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.