While some of his stuff is questionable (“The
elephant, not only the largest but the most intelligent of animals,
provides us with an excellent example. It is faithful and tenderly
loving to the female of its choice, mating only every third year and
then for no more than five days, and so secretly as never to be seen,
until, on the sixth day, it appears and goes at once to wash its whole
body in the river, unwilling to return to the herd until thus purified.
Such good and modest habits are an example to husband and wife.”), I find some merit in a few others as detailed below.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with
yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but
instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.
There was never an angry man that thought his anger unjust.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a
calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even
if your whole world seems upset.
We must never undervalue any person. The workman
loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is
present everywhere, and every person is His work.