Besides, it happens (how, I cannot tell) that an idea launched like a javelin in proverbial form strikes with sharper point on the hearer's mind and leaves implanted barbs for meditation.
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
Read first the best books. The important thing for you is not how much you know, but the quality of what you know.
Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed.
By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
Last Update: 4 March 2021
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