'If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing.'
Chapter 3: The Doctrine of Truth
'If men used as much care in uprooting vices and implanting virtues as they do in discussing problems, there would not be so much evil and scandal in the world, or such laxity in religious organizations. On the day of judgment, surely, we shall not be asked what we have read but what we have done; not how well we have spoken but how well we have lived.'
'We ought not to be swayed by the authority of the writer, whether he be a great literary light or an insignificant person, but by the love of simple truth. We ought not to ask who is speaking, but mark what is said.'
Chapter 6: Unbridled Affections
'True peace of heart, then, is found in resisting passions, not in satisfying them.'
'Do not open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God. Do not keep company with young people and strangers. Do not fawn upon the rich, and do not be fond of mingling with the great. Associate with the humble and the simple, with the devout and virtuous, and with them speak of edifying things.'
Chapter 9: Obedience and Subjection
'Who is so wise that he can have full knowledge of everything? Do not trust too much in your own opinions, but be willing to listen to those of others.'