A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
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To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.
More quotes about Wisdom
Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy – but he who has shown the better temper.
Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.
I was born upon thy bank, river, my blood flows in thy stream, and thou meanderest forever. At the bottom of my dream.
I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.