We are made happy when reason can discover no occasion for it. The memory of some past moments is more persuasive than the experience of present ones. There have been visions of such breadth and brightness that these motes were invisible in their light.
All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t walk run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means keep moving.
I cannot tell you any spiritual truth that you don’t know already. All I can do is remind you of what you have forgotten.
Recognize the ego for what it is: a collective dysfunction, the insanity of the human mind.
A woman’s heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.
I look upon every day to be lost, in which I do not make a new acquaintance.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Knowledge is power.
I’ll tell you why yes, because why people lie is, because when people stop lying you know they’ve stopped caring.
True irreverence is disrespect for another man’s god.
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Every woman wants to be first to someone sometime in her life and that desire is the explanation for many strange things women do.
Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
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