If at the end of the week's work, and on receiving his wages, he were to ask his employer for a larger sum, pleading that, though he could not justly claim it and did not really deserve it, yet he expected it, he would not only receive the larger sum but would, doubtless, be discharged from his post. Yet in spiritual things men do not think it to be either foolish or selfish to ask for these blessings
When a child is learning to write, it is extremely easy for it to hold the pen wrongly, and to form its letters incorrectly, but it is painfully difficult to hold the pen and to write properly and this because of the child's ignorance of the art of writing, which can only be dispelled by persistent effort and practice, until at last, it becomes natural and easy to hold the pen properly, and to write correctly, and difficult, as well as altogether unnecessary, to do the wrong thing. It is the same in the vital things of mind and life.
Often unless there is a specific problem they have to a possible STD, they do not bring it up, ... The physicians often don't ask about sexual function or what risky behaviors people are doing because it takes extra time and doctors themselves are sometimes not comfortable with talking about sex with their patients.
The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious the liar feels secure in the thought that he is not so foolish as to believe that there is such a phenomenon as a strictly truthful person the envious see envy in every soul the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money...and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite
Before complaining that you are a slave to another, be sure that you are not a slave to self. Look within...You will find there, perchance, slavish thoughts, slavish desires, and in your daily life and conduct slavish habits. Conquer these cease to be a slave to self, and no man will have the power to enslave you.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought forces upon the object which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. Even if he fails again and again to accomplish his purpose (as he necessarily must until weakness is overcome), the strength of character gained will be the measure of his true success, and this will form a new starting point for future power and triumph.