Give me beauty in the inward soul; may the outward and the inward man be at one.
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By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.
More quotes about Wisdom
There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
I often think that men don’t understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.
A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom.
The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistorical acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.