1. 10

    But courage without conduct is the virtue of a robber, or a tyrant.

  2. 9

    In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.

  3. 8

    Change is the sum of the universe, and what is of nature ought not to be feared. But one gives it hostages, and lays one's grief upon the gods. Sokrates is free, and would have taught me freedom. But I have yoked the immortal horse that draws the chariot with a horse of earth; and when the one falls, both are entangled in the traces.

  4. 7

    Never destroy without thought your enemy's pretences; they are usually your best weapon against him.

  5. 6

    Miss Searle had always considered boredom an intellectual defeat.

  6. 5

    You can make an audience see nearly anything, if you yourself believe in it.

  7. 4

    Everything is change; and you cannot step twice into the same river.

  8. 3

    Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.

  9. 2

    How can people trust the harvest, unless they see it sown?

  10. 1

    It is bitter to lose a friend to evil before one loses him to death.

  11. Last Update: 13 April 2021

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