I also began to feel the mood that comes from settling into any difficult discipline, a mixture of increased self-confidence, self-respect and a decrease in the kind of anxiety that results from not feeling able to rely on oneself.
~ Matthew Gindin / Tricycle
“Reason and riper years tempered his warmth; and from the study of wisdom, he retained what is most difficult to compass,—moderation.”
“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.”
“Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
“If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.”