Wisdom I know is social. She seeks her fellows. But Beauty is jealous, and illy bears the presence of a rival.
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My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair.
It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.
There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.
I swear my car won't run unless I'm picking my nose: At least, I'm that superstitious about it, so I don't want to take any chances.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
These endless legal challenges that define elections in New York are a joke in this country, and they are the reason why it is so expensive, or one of the reasons, it's so expensive to run here and why so many people decide not to run.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.