Is there anything in life so disenchanting as attainment?
By persistently desiring the unattainable, one weakens oneself without attaining anything.
Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it.
The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
We must distinguish between the sound certainly and the sham… and then, when certainly is attained, we must remember that it is not the only good that we can buy at too high a price.
A great business success was probably never attained by chasing the dollar, but is due to pride in one’s work – the pride that makes business an art.
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection his decline begins.
Archbishop: A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.