If we all think only of our own interests, we are headed for collective disaster – just look at what we are doing to our planet’s climate.
But to understand what it means to be strong and courageous, Christians should look to the person of Christ.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
If we want the Republic to be solid, we must first build its foundation. We need not look abroad for this foundation; we should seek it in the hearts of all the people of the nation.
It is crucial to be healthy, for pain wipes out the possibility for pleasure, and severe pain removes the possibility of turning to the world outside the body. So we must establish the idea that it is important to look well, not to look young.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs.
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.