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Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.

The voice of the majority is no proof of justice.
This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
Words represent your intellect. The sound, gesture and movement represent your feelings.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance.
The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.
Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of the mind is irreparable.
There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
We cannot advance without new experiments in living, but no wise man tries every day what he has proved wrong the day before.
Men often make up in wrath what they want in reason.
He insulted me, he cheated me, he beat me, he robbed me' -- those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
In much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. [Proverbs 3:13-15]
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know -- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. It is better to know -- even if the knowledge endures only for the moment that comes before destruction -- than to gain eternal life at the price of a dull and swinish lack of comprehension of a universe that swirls unseen before us in all its wonder. That was the choice of Achilles, and it is mine, too.
Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more.
Let us be poised, and wise, and our own, today.
The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
Seek but provision of bread and wine, fools to flatter, and clothing fine; and nothing of God shall ever be thine.
The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.
Trust not to much to appearances.
Better to get wisdom than gold.
The wolf changes his coat, but not his disposition.
Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
High birth is an accident, not a virtue.
Keep on raging -- to stop the aging.
I should like to lie at your feet and die in your arms.
It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.
This is where you will win the battle -- in the playhouse of your mind.
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting.
People who are out to find fault seldom find anything else. It is a waste of time, no matter how much you find fault, it is not going to change anything. It's better to find a remedy.
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
He who strikes first, strikes twice.
Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe that I'm somebody else.
An emotional man may possess no humor, but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion, sometimes tucked away or forgotten.
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
We were two and had but one heart between us.
When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
The worst feeling in the world is the homesickness that comes over a man occasionally when he is at home.
Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
All things come to him who waits -- provided he knows what he is waiting for.
The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. [Proverbs 17:28]
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Never trust a husband too far, nor a bachelor too near.
The ego is not master in its own house.
One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
It is not the place, nor the condition, but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
Men's faults to themselves seldom appear.
A good wife and health is a mans best wealth.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
I love those who do not know how to live for today.
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
The reason why we see that people of the greatest capacity are not rich, is either they despise wealth in comparison to something else, or, they are not content in getting an estate, unless they may do it in their own way, while at the same time enjoying all the pleasures and gratitude's of life.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.
There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been.
One who does not act in accordance to the deep voice of his inner conscience can't be honest, truthful, trustworthy, loyal and faithful to anyone.
Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie, but rather mourn the apathetic, throng the coward and the meek who see the world's great anguish and its wrong, and dare not speak.
He does not posses wealth that allows it to possess him.
wealth stays with us a little moment if at all: only our characters are steadfast, not our gold".
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
Love is too young to know what conscience is.
Vengeance taken will often tear the heart and torment the conscience.
Conscience is a man's compass.
I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.
Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
Without adversity a person hardly knows whether they are honest or not.
No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true.
There are two great forces in this world -- good and evil; and no man is worth his salt unless he has lost and won battle for a principle.
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to achieve or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
There is no right way to do something wrong.
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.
There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
They're only truly great who are truly good.
Prefer a loss to dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time.
You can never lose anything that really belongs to you, and you can't keep that which belongs to someone else.
And now, I am dying beyond my means. [Sipping champagne on his deathbed]
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.
It is not what he had, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
Dishonest people conceal their faults from themselves as well as others, honest people know and confess them.
The elegance of honesty needs no adornment.
How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
Successful people have cultivated the habit of never denying to themselves their true feelings and attitudes. They have no need for pretenses.
That which is won ill, will never wear well, for there is a curse attends it which will waste it. The same corrupt dispositions which incline men to sinful ways of getting, will incline them to the like sinful ways of spending.
Where there's anger, there is always pain underneath.
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.
The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.
Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.
The one who prosperity takes too much delight in will be the most shocked by reverses.

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