One mustn’t close one’s eyes to difficulty and to shortcomings; the more one recognizes them, the less they upset one.
What we learn only through the ears makes less impression upon our minds than what is presented to the trustworthy eye.
While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three.
If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent.
Stand a little less between me and the sun.
If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.
Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
I am kind; I am humane. I open to you my fatherly arms. Come, all of you; I will receive you all – no less those of the South than those of the West, and of the North, who, gained over by Rigaud, have deserted your firesides, your wives, your children, to place yourselves at his side.
Every form, not being the whole, must, of necessity, be imperfect; less than the whole, it cannot be identical with the whole, and being less than the whole and, therefore, imperfect by itself, it shows imperfection as evil, and only the totality of a universe can mirror the image of God.
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.