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Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Cato The Elder
  • Wisdom

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin
  • wisdom

Experience teaches slowly and at the cost of mistakes.

James A. Froude
  • experience

They know enough who know how to learn.

Henry Adams
  • Education

Morality is a private and costly luxury.

Henry Adams
  • Morals

In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.

Hannah Arendt
  • death

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.

  • Family

Of all possessions a friend is the most precious.

  • friend

Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.

  • Opinion

Things forbidden have a secret charm.

  • Charisma

The worst part a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing.

  • Suffering

Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.

Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Management

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable.

  • Adversity

We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.

James A. Froude
  • Loneliness

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

Cato The Elder
  • Anger

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards.

  • Bravery

In politics... shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Politics

All bodies are slow in growth but rapid in decay.

  • Health

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.

  • Hate

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance.

  • knowledge

The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.

  • hateful

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.

Edward Gibbon
  • Reading

In all things there is a law of cycles.

  • History

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.

  • Greatness

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant
  • Education

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel J. Boorstin
  • education

The better one is morally the less aware they are of their virtue.

James A. Froude
  • Morals

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing.

  • Growth

The destiny of man is in his own soul

  • Fate

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Cato The Elder
  • Fame

Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else.

Iris Chang
  • anyone

There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.

Hannah Arendt
  • dangerous

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.

C. Northcote Parkinson
  • Procrastination

The more corrupt the state, the more laws.

  • Law

There is a strange interdependence between thoughtlessness and evil.

Hannah Arendt
  • Evil

Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.

  • Death

Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.

  • Change

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.

Alexis de Tocqueville
  • politics

Necessity makes even the timid brave.

  • Necessity

The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes, rather than their minds.

Will Durant
  • Mind

In nine times out of ten, the slanderous tongue belongs to a disappointed person.

George Bancroft
  • Insults

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.

  • Fear

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

Lord Acton
  • liberty

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.

Anita Brookner
  • Youth

One who imitates what is bad always goes beyond his model; while one who imitates what is good always comes up short of it.

Francesco Guicciardini
  • Imitation

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.

  • DeceptionLying

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.

Bernard Berenson
  • Consistency

A heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.

Edward Gibbon
  • Actions

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

Howard Zinn
  • cover

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

  • allowed


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