Wise men Speak because they have something to Say, Fools because they have to say Something.
We can easily Forgive a child who is Afraid of the Dark, The Real tragedy of life is when men are Afraid of the Light.
Every Heart sings a song, incomplete until another Heart whispers back. Those who Wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a Lover, Everyone becomes a Poet.
No man should bring Children into the world who is Unwilling to persevere to the end in their Nature and Education.
Excellence is not a Gift but a skill that takes Practice. We do not act ‘Rightly’ because we are ‘Excellent’. In fact we achieve ‘Excellence’ by acting ‘Rightly’.
Love is born into every Human being, It calls back the halves of our Original nature together, It tries to make one out of two and Heal the wound of Human nature.
People are like Dirt. They can either Nourish you and help you Grow as a person or they can Stunt your Growth and make you Wilt and die.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate i politics is that you end up being governed by inferiors.
The First and Greatest victory is to Conquer yourself, To be conquered by Yourself is of all things most Shameful and Vile.
There are two things a person should Never be Angry at, What they can Help and What they Cannot.
There is in Every one of us, even those who seem to be most Moderate, a type of Desire that is Terrible, Wild and Lawless.
Music is a Moral law. It gives Soul to the Universe, wings to the Mind, flight to the Imagination and Charm and gaiety to Life and to Everything.
Wealth and Poverty, One is the parent of Luxury and Indolence and the other of Meanness and Viciousness and both of Discontent.
Bodily exercise, when Compulsory, does no Harm to the body but Knowledge which is acquired under Compulsion obtains no hold on the Mind.
A Library of Wisdom, is more Precious than all Wealth and all things that are Desirable cannot be compared to it. Whoever therefore claims to be Zealous of truth, of Happiness, of Wisdom or knowledge, must become a Lover of books.
The Untrained mind keeps up a running Commentary, Labeling everything, Judging everything. Best to ignore that commentary. Don’t argue or resist, just Ignore. Deprived of Attention and interest, This voice gets Quieter and quieter and eventually just Shuts up.
Good people do not need Laws to tell them to act Responsibly while Bad people will find a way Around the laws.
An Empty vessel makes the Loudest sound, so they that have the Least wit are the Greatest babblers.
Do not train a Child to learn by Force or harshness but Direct them to it by what Amuses their minds, so that you may be Better able to Discover with Accuracy the peculiar bent of the Genius of each.
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