I have three treasures. Guard and keep them: The first is deep love, The
second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.
Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous.
Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to
hate his friends.
We can learn even from our enemies.
He who boasts of his ancestry is praising the deeds of another.
Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs
about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good.
Your lover couldn’t have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they
weren’t part of your essential being.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent
that is to triumph over old age.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love
of the past implies faith in the future.
Charity begins at home.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go.
Life is the most important, precious and valuable thing.
Despise not any man, and do not spurn anything; for there is no man who has
not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.
Really listening and suspending one’s own judgment is necessary in order
to understand other people on their own terms… This is a process that requires
trust and builds trust.
Mary Field Belenky
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be
A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may
not seem such a good friend after telling.
Love is the kind of illness that does not spare the intelligent or the dull.
Live, love and, be present in each moment. Each moment quickly passes by,
but over time, their culmination makes for a truly fulfilled life.
Lisa George ***
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for
themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the
heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an
Welcome to the human race. Nobody controls his own life. The best you
can do is choose to be controlled by good people, by people who love you.
Orson Scott Card
Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond
what you were.
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it,
all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best
Praise the bridge that carried you over.
The only reward for love is the experience of loving.
John le Carre
Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality
in the world, all else is folly.
A life of kindness is the primary meaning of divine worship.
Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
I have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that I can stand in
the way of those who are less strong. I can take the bullets for those who aren’t
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we
have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.
While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be
experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no
cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of
fleecy clouds — a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.
Who can give law to lovers? Love is a greater law to itself.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can
change someone else’s life forever.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His
heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he
hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Beauty without intelligence is an illusion that is close to disenchantment. It
is like a fairy that fascinates us, as long as we look at her through the enchanting
prism of her beauty. However, it disappears as soon as the light of reason
penetrates beyond the place where the eyes can see.
Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera