Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
Now, I'm simply working with people I want to work with. I just want to have good working experiences and let the dice fall where they may.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
I'd also like to do a play. I've never done theater, and constantly changing and refining a performance is something I'd like to do, even though it may sound like work to some people - and it probably is work.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power.
I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory.
A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.
God's dice always have a lucky roll.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.