1. 10

    Write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

    79
  2. 9

    Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.

    83
  3. 8

    For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.

    85
  4. 7

    Let the mind be enlarged... to the grandeur of the mysteries, and not the mysteries contracted to the narrowness of the mind

    87
  5. 6

    Wise men make more opportunities than they find.

    91
  6. 5

    Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted... but to weigh and consider.

    99
  7. 4

    Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.

    104
  8. 3

    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.

    146
  9. 2

    Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.

    158
  10. 1

    Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

    338
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    In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.

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