The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one's own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
You may keep your beauty and your health, unless you destroy them yourself, or discourage them to stay with you, by using them ill.
Man's wisdom is his best friend folly his worst enemy.
The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.
The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.
The first glass is for myself, the second for my friends, the third for good humor, and the forth for my enemies.
Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
So that a paradise, among them seems to have been a large space of ground adorned and beautified with all sorts of trees, both of fruits and of forest, either found there before it was enclosed, or planted after; either cultivated like gardens, for shades and for walks, with fountains or streams, and all sorts of plants usual in the climate, and pleasant to the eye, the smell, or the taste; or else employed like our parks, for enclosure and harbor of all sorts of wild beasts, as well, as for the pleasure of riding and walking: and so they were of more or less extent, and of different entertainment, according to the several humors of the Princes that ordered and enclosed them.
To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and to devote the will to the purpose of God.
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
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