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The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
TEAM -- Together Everyone Achieves More.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.
No pressure, no diamonds.
Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.
Birds of a feather flock together.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
An individual without information can't take responsibility. An individual with information can't help but take responsibility.
No sacrifice short of individual liberty, individual self-respect, and individual enterprise is too great a price to pay for permanent peace.
By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.
Nothing is there more friendly to a man than a friend in need.
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are!
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you?
Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
The essence of morality is a questioning about morality; and the decisive move of human life is to use ceaselessly all light to look for the origin of the opposition between good and evil.
Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
A good scare is worth more than good advice.
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.
That man is good who does good to others; if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good; if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings; and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further: it is heroic, it is perfect.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Honest criticism is hard to take, especially from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth.
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the others we boast.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
He teaches me to be good that does me good.
Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
To worry is a sin. Only one sort of worry is permissible; to worry because one worries.
There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die there are only two things to worry about, either you will go to heaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing to worry about. And if you to go hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with your friends you won't have time to worry!
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
Whenever you are sincerely pleased you are nourished.
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
There can be no friendship where there is no freedom. Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.
Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay.
Friendship is a very simple word, very commonly used. The word friend is almost used on a daily basis. Yet, the depth and meaning of friendship certainly go beyond the simple and the common. Throughout history friendship has been a favorite theme for many writers. The following passages highlight what others have said about friendship in the past.
Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.
Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.

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