Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
If there was strife and contention in the home, very little else in life could compensate for it.
Youth isn't always all it's touted to be.
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
It isn't kind to cultivate a friendship just so one will have an audience.
The hatred you're carrying is a live coal in your heart - far more damaging to yourself than to them.
He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when allowed to give occasionally.
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
Outings are so much more fun when we can savor them through the children's eyes.
Just think of what would have happened to poor old Naaman if he had decided to dunk himself only once?
Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.
It was a family joke that Lydia's domestic tendencies were somehow misplaced when she was created.