Well, but you affirm that virtue is only elicited by temptation; – and you think that a woman cannot be too little exposed to temptation, or too little acquainted with vice, or anything connected therewith – It must be, either, that you think she is essentially so vicious, or so feeble-minded that she cannot withstand temptation, – and though she may be pure and innocent as long as she is kept in ignorance and restraint, yet, being destitute of real virtue, to teach her how to sin is at once to make her a sinner…
The Best Denial Is The Very Best Confirmation.
Your challenges are like tall walls with weak foundations. They’ll fall when you dare to give them a blow. Don’t be afraid to dare… You will surely overcome!
Unrequited love is the only emotion that allows sane people to taste the “life sentence
When all hope is gone and your back is against the wall, ‘Pray.’
Ask God to guide you and he will take good care of you.
Most people don’t believe something can happen until it already has. That’s not stupidity or weakness, that’s just human nature.
Difference of opinion is a clash, and to clash is a ‘weakness’.
In today’s ambiguous world, character means despotism, tyranny, absolute intolerance. At last it is time to admire a lack of character, inner weakness. Our epoch is that of noble doubts, blessed uncertainty, sacred hypersensitivity, divine wishy-washiness.
He read disappointment at his response and wondered if she realized that she expected a certain amount of effusive sympathy from the people she told. Rejecting that sympathy made her feel strong, compensating for what she perceived as her weakness. He suspected that the disease was the first time she hadn’t been able to make everything come out all right through the sheer determination that it would be.
It is a weakness to suffer when you don’t have to.