Don't be afraid of reprimands
Ninthly, in communities even the best regulated, we sometimes find souls who cannot suffer the least charitable admonition. Persons tainted with this miserable defect should daily turn back to the alphabet of the religious life, whose first and last letters are humility. Woe to him who blushes at a reasonable correction. Such conduct would lead others to doubt of his virtue, and prevent them from speaking the truth to him in future. He will stagnate in his faults, if he always takes ill the re marks made for their correction. (...)
We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the good we do them.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
[Oprah Winfrey said in one of the interview she was giving :]
"There’s a wonderful phrase by Maya Angelou, from a poem that she wrote called “To our grandmothers”, that she says:
“I come as one, but I stand as ten thousand.”
So when I walk into a room, particularly before I have something really challenging to do, or I’m going to be in a circumstance where I feel I’m going to be you know, up against some difficulties. I will literally sit, and I will call on the 10,000."
Note : the actual phrase in the poem is : "I go forth along, and stand as ten thousand."