Like other men, I have sought honours and preferment, and often have obtained them beyond my wishes or hopes. Yet never have I found in them that content which I had figured beforehand in my mind. A strong reason, if we well consider it, why we should disencumber ourselves of vain desires.
Ambition is not in itself an evil; nor is he to be condemned whose spirit prompts him to seek fame by worthy and honourable ways.
Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.
A woman is always younger than a man at equal years.
You know and we have about 60 to 70 percent black men in prison today and it’s because of the negativity they have in their own hearts.
For tis not in mere death that men die most.
I’ve worked in the prison system for five years, and most of those folks in prison didn’t have a direction.
God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.
At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.