Life is largely a matter of expectation.
Quote by Horace
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It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
We are free to yield to truth.
Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Lawyers are men who hire out their words and anger.
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
I will end up with someone in the arts. I am positive. I eat, breathe and sleep acting. And I'll end up with someone who is happy staying at home and having me cook supper. But I also really need to be intellectually challenged and stimulated. I want someone bookish, and someone who is passionate.
I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
When trouble comes, focus on God's ability to care for you.
Talk not of wasted affection affection never was wasted.