The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. Robert Heinlein
Be like a postage stamp; stick to one thing until you get there.
Let the Church Father John Chrysostom instruct us: “Nothing is so injurious to mankind as to undervalue friendship ; and not to cultivate it with the greatest care; as nothing, on the other hand, is so beneficial, as to pursue it to the utmost of our power. This Christ has shown, where He says, “If two of you shall agree on earth, as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father” (Matt. xviii. 19.); and again, “Because iniquity shall abound, love shall wax cold.” (Matt. xxiv. 12.) It is this that has been the occasion of all heresies. For men, because they loved not their brethren, have envied those who were in high repute, and from envying, they have become eager for power, and from a love of power have introduced heresies.”
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of. For to have been thought about — born in God’s thoughts — and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, most precious thing in all thinking. George MacDonald
“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis
He who can no longer listen to his brother will soon no longer be listening to God, either. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”