People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.
Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.
Just as one spoils the stomach by overfeeding and thereby impairs the whole body, so can one overload and choke the mind by giving it too much nourishment. For the more one reads the fewer are the traces left of what one has read; the mind is like a tablet that has been written over and over. Hence it is impossible to reflect; and it is only by reflection that one can assimilate what one has read. If one reads straight ahead without pondering over it later, what has been read does not take root, but is for the most part lost.
Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.
Those who live as though God sets the rules are not going by their own rules. That is the self-sacrifice, or selflessness, that peace more often than not requires. Those who insist on going by their own rules cannot make that sacrifice. They are the steady adherents of (global) conflict because they are forever fighting both themselves and others to do whatever they think that they want to do.
Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.
When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.
In what terms should we think of these beings, nonhuman yet possessing so very many human-like characteristics? How should we treat them? Surely we should treat them with the same consideration and kindness as we show to other humans; and as we recognize human rights, so too should we recognize the rights of the great apes? Yes.
The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.
It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
In the continuing debate over the morality of enhanced interrogation, an essential consideration is often overlooked: intent.
I didn't wander into motherhood or nonmotherhood unconsciously, recklessly. I gave it due consideration.
When I was 15, if Stephen Fry had advised me to trim my eyebrows with a Flymo, I would have given it serious consideration.