The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
A habit leads a man so gently in the beginning that he does not perceive he is led – with what silken threads and down what pleasant avenues it leads him! By and by, the soft silk threads become iron chains, and the pleasant avenues Avernus!
It wasn’t a deliberate decision to become a poet. It was something I found myself doing – and loving. Language became an addiction.
War has become a luxury that only small nations can afford.
One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
When you become fluent with language, it means you can write an entry in your journal or tell a joke to someone or write a letter to a friend. And it’s similar with new technologies.
I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field, thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Responsibility has become the fundamental imperative in modern civilization, and it should be an unavoidable criterion to assess and evaluate human actions, including, in a special way, development activities.
Orthodox theologians insisted that the rest of humankind were only transitory creatures, lost in sin – a view that would support what would become their dominant teaching about salvation, offered only through Christ, and, in particular, through the church they claimed to represent.