Quotes and aphorisms (page 6)
I'm not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.
Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy — that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation — can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival.
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.
Sometimes, life is unfair, and you have to suck it up and move on and not use it as an excuse.
A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.
He who has faith has... an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well — even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Let there be many windows to your soul, that all the glory of the world may beautify it.
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.