We cannot dim another person’s light without first extinguishing our own.
Certainly I believe that God gave us life for happiness, not misery. Humanity, I am sure, will never be made lazy or indifferent by an excess of happiness. Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Happiness should be a means of accomplishment, like health, not an end in itself.
Be gentle and kind all the time.
Arrogance, disrespect and demand have higher price.
Kindness, respect and tact give better prize.
It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.
I thought society would do the right thing. Now I look around and I think — society never does the right thing. Sometimes people do the right thing. Sometimes one person makes a difference. But civilization has rules, and I’ve learned them well — never be helpless, never be sick, never be poor.
We ought to love, encourage and support each other.
It’s easy to talk about how much you love God, but loving others reveals how much you truly do.
Only kind people seem really human.