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One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.
You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds.
Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones.
Lord, give me a sense of humor so that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets.
Take something from yourself, to give to another, that is humane and gentle and never takes away as much comfort as it brings again.
I would uphold the law if for no other reason but to protect myself.
The things we pray for, good Lord, give us grace to labor for.
Nobody owns anything but everyone is rich - for what greater wealth can there be than cheerfulness, peace of mind, and freedom from anxiety?
Whoever loveth me, loveth my hound.
A man taking basil from a woman will love her always.
The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness.
As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to friendship, whence a sprig of it hath a dumb language.
Two evils, greed and faction are the destruction of all justice.
If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.
An absolutely new idea is one of the rarest things known to man.
What part soever you take upon you, play that as well as you can and make the best of it.
The Utopians feel that slaughtering our fellow creatures gradually destroys the sense of compassion, which is the finest sentiment of which our human nature is capable.
Getting married is like putting one's hand in a bag containing 99 serpents and one eel.
A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.
Pride thinks it's own happiness shines the brighter by comparing it with the misfortunes of others.
If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.
Anyone who campaigns for public office becomes disqualified for holding any office at all.
We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds.
I should only ever tell the king what he ought to do, not what he could do. For if the lion knows his own strength, no man could control him.
Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth.
I die the king's faithful servant, but God's first.
The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them.
By reason of gifts and bribes the offices be given to rich men, which should rather have been executed by wise men.
It is part of the business of life to be affable and pleasing to those whom either nature, chance or circumstance has made our companions.
It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this.
What though youth gave love and roses, Age still leaves us friends and wine
He travels best that knows when to return.
Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.
By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.
Laws could be passed to keep the leader of a government from getting too much power.
One man to live in pleasure and wealth, whiles all other weap and smart for it, that is the part not of a king, but of a jailor.
Friendship demands attention.
I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake.
The most part of all princes have more delight in warlike manners and feats of chivalry than in the good feats of peace.
It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wish for medicines.
Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb.
Lawyers-a profession it is to disguise matters.
A good tale evil told were better untold, and an evil take well told need none other solicitor.
What is deferred is not avoided.
Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence.
To love God, which was a thing far excelling all the cunning that is possible for us in this life to obtain.
There are several sorts of religions, not only in different parts of the island, but even in every town; some worshipping the sun, others the moon or one of the planets.
It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best.
It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the crow loves his fledgling, and the ape his cub.