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The improvement of the mind improves the heart and corrects the understanding. - Agathon
A man knows not what is in the heart of his fellow. - Ahikar or Ahiqar
The hardest trial of the heart is, whether it can bear a rival's failure without triumph. -
The heart does not lie. -
The heart perceives that which the eye cannot see. - Al-Ghazali, fully Abū Ḥāmed Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ghazālī
Better is bread with a happy heart than riches with vexation. - Amen-em-apt
Another good thing in the heart of God is to pause before speaking. - Amen-em-apt
Fasting is only saving bread, but if you have conquered the heart you have conquered everything. - Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat, Abu Ismaïl Abdullah ibn Abi-Mansour Mohammad or Khajah Abdullah Ansari of Herat
The heart of fools is in their mouth, but the mouth of the wise is in their heart. - Apocrypha
Youth is a cause of hope for three reasons... And these three reasons may be gathered from the three conditions of the good which is the object of hope - namely, that it is future, arduous and possible... For youth has much of the future before it, and little of the past; and therefore since memory is of the past, and hope of the future, it has little to remember and lives very much in hope. Again, youths, on account of the heat of their nature, are full of spirit, so that their heart expands, and it is owing to the heart being expanded that one tends to that which is arduous; therefore youths are spirited and hopeful. Likewise they who have not suffered defeat, nor had experience of obstacles to their efforts, are prone to count a thing possible to them. Therefore youths, through inexperience of obstacles and of their own shortcomings, easily count a thing possible, and consequently are of good hope. -
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