Very deep is the well of the past.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, I contradict myself. I am large; I contain multitudes!
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
Margaret Thatcher (paraphrased)
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
This is my commandment, that you love together as I have loved you.
Greater love then this has no man, than that a man bestow his life for his friends.
William Tyndale's translation
This is my Commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends
King James Translators' translation
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs that properly concern them.
If you only know normal people, you don't know people that well.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greater dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.
Justice Louis Brandeis
Olmstead v. United States
277 U.S. 479 (1928)
When I was at home, I was in a better place
but travellers must be content.
William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2 iv
Don't judge a man by his looks,
or a parson by his books.
If somebody tells you not to apply for a job with a company because of that company's environmental policy or it's disregard for workers' conditions in other countries (etc), that person may simply be trying to get the job for themself.
Loggers don't cut down trees. Logging companies don't cut down trees. Those who buy books, newspapers, and houses cut down trees.
As for cabinet counsels, it may be their motto, plenus rimarum sum (I am full of leaks).
Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625.
Character is destiny.
Ultimately, no one can extract from things, books included, more than he already knows. What one has no access to through experience one has no ear for.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
How do you make long term thinking automatic and common, instead of difficult and rare?
No act of kindness is ever wasted.
The Lion and the Mouse
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose. (Anonymous)
You can't step twice into the same river because other waters are ever flowing on to you.
On the Universe
Poor people teach their children that the government will look after them.
Middle class people teach their children to go to school, get a good education, and get a good job.
Rich people teach their children to become entrepreneurs, and invest their money.
Because money is a major psychic symbol of security, every thought you have which endorses your insecurity affects your money-making abilities. Money flows toward stability and away from its converse.
If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.
New England Proverb
You should always be careful when reading books about health.
Otherwise you might die of a misprint.
The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts - the less you know the hotter you get.
For everything that lives is holy,
life delights in life.
A man doesn't love a woman because she's beautiful, a woman is beautiful because she's loved.
When the student is ready, the Master appears.
Be master of mind, rather than mastered by mind.
A heavy snowfall disappears into the sea. What silence!
Folk Zen saying