"All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Thomas a Kempis on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Thomas a Kempis on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Thomas a Kempis on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Thomas a Kempis on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Thomas a Kempis on Mahatma Gandhi
"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be."
"The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid."
"Wait for the Lord. Behave yourself manfully, and be of good courage. Do not be faithless, but stay in your place and do not turn back."
"Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it."
"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?"