A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
What the spiritual journey is all about is uniting our will with God's will, wanting what He wants, loving what He loves, living a life that in all its aspects honors Him and gives Him glory.
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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
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Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.
There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose.
If I didn't know any better, I'd say you just defended Christian's honor. Isn't he a pain in the ass?
"Yes he is. But for the next 6 weeks he's MY pain in the ass.
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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don't think you can, hold on.
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I AM IGNORANT of absolute truth. But I am humble before my ignorance and therein lies my honor and my reward.
You think I'm a fool?" demanded Harry.
"No, I think you're like James," said Lupin, "who would have regarded it as the height of dishonor to mistrust his friends.
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Sometimes one must choose whether to be kind or honorable," he said. "Sometimes one cannot be both.
If aught must be lost, ‘twill be my honor for yours. If one must be forsaken, ‘twill be my soul for yours. Should death come anon, ‘twill be my life for yours. I am Given.
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