Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
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Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
More quotes about Wisdom
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune, for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works and of greatest merit for the public have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which both in affection and means have married and endowed the public. He was reputed one of the wise men that made answer to the question, when a man should marryA young man not yet, an elder man not at all.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
She stepped out barefoot on to the grass, her soul naked, sun beating to her heart’s rhythm, bathing her skin. In her mind, she had already escaped.
If thou art clean and warm, it is sufficient; for more doth but rob the Poor, and please the Wanton.
Why is that others have so much faith in me, while I have so little? Why can’t I have the same belief in me that they have? Why can’t I see in myself, what they do? What is it that makes me, hold myself back? How many more hurdles do I need to overcome? There are so many questions that I have to find the answers to. And I will only find them by focusing and being completely honest with myself.
It is in life as it is in ways, the shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about.
Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.