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The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
Bravery and stupidity go hand in hand.
Woman absent is woman dead.
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise.
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
The fool thinks himself to be wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. [Measure For Measure]
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
To understand one woman is not necessarily to understand any other woman.
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Your secret is your prisoner; once you reveal it, you become its slave.
Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.
To know that one has a secret is to know half the secret itself.
Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.
Reason also is choice.
Logic is the anatomy of thought.
Logic works, metaphysics contemplates.
The quantity of books in a person's library, is often a cloud of witnesses to the ignorance of the owner.
There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.
There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends-always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it, while it vibrated only to the world's first brood of nightingales, and to the laugh of Eve. I see the pyramids building; I hear the shoutings of the armies of Alexander.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
Here Greek and Roman find themselves alive along these crowded shelves; and Shakespeare treads again his stage, and Chaucer paints anew his age.
The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars --all the beauties of creation.
Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.
A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
After life's fitful fever he sleeps well. Treason has done his worst. Nor steel nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further.
Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing --a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces.
Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
How wonderful is death! Death and his brother sleep.
No man will work for your interests unless they are his.
He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Come he slow or come he fast. It is but death who comes at last.
By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.
Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.
You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.
A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
In solitude, where we are least alone.
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
Masters who sacrifice for servants will receive the gift of loyalty.
One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.
Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil.
Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be nor more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain. [Revelation]
Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
One of the most attractive things about the flowers is their beautiful reserve.
A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
If you would live innocently, seek solitude.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
You may be flexible on strategy, but must remain consistent on principle!
Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts
Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes.
When you're prepared, you're more confident. When you have a strategy, you're more comfortable.
The noblest spirit is most strongly attracted by the love of glory.
Curiosity is the lust of the mind.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
The longer the life the more the offense, the more the offense the more the pain, the more the pain the less defense and the less defense the less the gain.
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. [Matthew 5:28]
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed Wisdom. And then I know exactly what is going to follow: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
Not necessity, not desire --no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything --health, food, a place to live, entertainment --they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
For we are born in other's pain, and perish in our own.
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
One pain is lessened by another's anguish.
After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
There is much pain that is quite noiseless; and vibrations that make human agonies are often a mere whisper in the roar of hurrying existence. There are glances of hatred that stab and raise no cry of murder; robberies that leave man or woman for ever beggared of peace and joy, yet kept secret by the sufferer --committed to no sound except that of low moans in the night, seen in no writing except that made on the face by the slow months of suppressed anguish and early morning tears. Many an inherited sorrow that has marred a life has been breathed into no human ear.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Never a lip is curved with pain That can't be kissed into smiles again.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
Pain is life -- the sharper, the more evidence of life.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It's because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they're already experiencing.
Anything done for the first time unleashes a demon.

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