A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
Grant what thou commandest and then command what thou wilt.
He that is jealous is not in love.
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Hear the other side.