If we continue to seek learning to serve God and His children better, it is a blessing of great worth. If we begin to seek learning to exalt ourselves alone, it leads to selfishness and pride, which will take us away from eternal life.
The other aspect of American identity worth focusing on is the concept of America as a nation of immigrants. That certainly is a partial truth. But it is often assumed to be the total truth.
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.
Courses on historical methodology are not worth the time that they take up. I shall never give one myself, and I have observed that many of my colleagues who do give such courses refrain from exemplifying their methods by writing anything.
By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
It is the fine excesses of life that make it worth living.
If I was a gold-digger, I would have a lot of money in my bank account. I’d be worth millions and millions.