All our dignity lies in thought. By thought we must elevate ourselves, not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor then to think well; therein lies the principle of morality.
Desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
The last thing one knows is what to put first. Forbes Book of Business Quotations
Things are always at their best in their beginnings.
Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to be known.
Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. Thoughts
True elegance transcends eloquence.
Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits.
If man is not made for God, why is he happy only in God?
A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.
Faith affirms what the senses do not affirm, but not the contrary of what they perceive. It is above and not contrary to.
By thought I embrace the universe.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Donít speak well of yourself.
Experience makes us see an enormous difference between piety and goodness.
Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
Man is neither angel nor brute, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would act the angel acts the brute.