What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.
Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character.
—Gary Ryan Blair
If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars.
Character is the result of hundreds and hundreds of choices you make that gradually turn who you are, at any given moment, into who you want to be.
Show me a completely contented person and I’ll show you a failure.
Solitude has a healing consoler, friend, companion: it is work.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
—C. S. Lewis
Whatever bad awaits, don’t let it spoil the present moment.
When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature.
In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves … self-discipline with all of them came first.
—Harry S. Truman
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Man’s mind stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.