You have to have one person in your life that you know would never do anything to steer you wrong. They may disagree with you. They could even break your heart, from time to time. But you have to have one person, at least, who you know will always tell you the truth.
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
Each person whoever was or is or will be has a song. It isn’t a song that anybody else wrote. It has its own melody, it has its own words. Very few people get to sing their own song. Most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices, or that our words are too foolish or too honest, or too odd. So people live their songs instead.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.[Любить человека дорогого можно человеческою любовью; но только врага можно любить любовью божескою.]
We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.