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One sees intelligence far more than one hears it. People do not always say transcendental things, but if they are capable of saying them, it is always visible.

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

Self-command is the main elegance.

Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Superior people never make long visits.

Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.

Talking too much, too soon, and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster.

Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.

That is always our problem, not how to get control of people, but how all together we can get control of a situation.

The desire to conquer is itself a sort of subjection.

The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.

The highest result of education is tolerance. Long ago men fought and died for their faith; but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, - the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren and their rights of conscience. Tolerance is the first principal of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.

The less said the better.

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.

The man who masters his own soul will forever be called conqueror of conquerors.

The only people who would be in government are those who care more about people than they do about power.

The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.


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