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The point of good writing is knowing when to stop.

The silence of a man who loves to praise is a censure sufficiently severe.

The strokes of the pen need deliberation, as much as those of the sword need swiftness.

The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.

There is no hierarchy of values by which one culture has the right to insist on all its own values and deny those of another.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

This is the gist of what I know: Give advice and buy a foe.

To put a tempting face aside when duty demands every faculty is a lesson which takes most men longest to learn.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

Too often in ironing out trouble someone gets scorched.

Transformation also means looking for ways to stop pushing yourself so hard professionally or inviting so much stress.

Violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife.

Waiting is one of the great arts.

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are: and what we are will be the result of previous years of self-discipline.

When one clings to the myth of superiority, one must constantly overlook the virtues and abilities of others.

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.

When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something, not that it is a pragmatic necessity for us to have it, but that it is a moral imperative that we have it. Then is when we join the fashionable madmen, and then is when the thin whine of hysteria is heard in the land, and then is when we are in bad trouble.

When you borrow trouble you give your peace of mind as security.


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