We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Curse on all laws, but those that love has made.
A little learning is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again.
True disputants are like true sportsman: their whole delight is in the pursuit.
When much dispute has past, we find our tenets just the same as last.
Sure of their qualities and demanding praise, more go to ruined fortunes than are raised.
Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
They dream in courtship, but in wedlock wake.
Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.
That smile could end wars and cure cancer.
Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
When life gives you lemons, use Cosmic Ordering!
Teach me to feel another's woe. To hide the fault I see: That the mercy I show to others; that mercy also show to me.
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Libraries are our friends.
Two purposes in human nature rule. Self-love to urge, and reason to restrain.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
An obstinate person does not hold opinions; they hold them.
Order is Heaven's first law; and this confessed, some are, and must be, greater than the rest, more rich, more wise; but who infers from hence that such are happier, shocks all common sense. Condition, circumstance, is not the thing; bliss is the same in subject or in king.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Passions are the gales of life.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
A scheme of which every part promises delight, can never be successful; and general disappointment is only warded off by the defence of some little peculiar vexation.
The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.
Sister Mary chose that moment to come in with the tea. Satanist or not, she'd also found a plate and arranged some iced biscuits on it.
Let sinful bachelors their woes deplore; full well they merit all they feel, and more: unaw by precepts, human or divine, like birds and beasts, promiscuously they join.
So that's little Scorpious. Make sure you beat him in every test, Rosie. Thank god you've inherited your mother's brains.
Fondly we think we honor merit then, When we but praise ourselves in other men.
I always disagree, however, when people end up saying that we can only combat Communism, Fascism or what not if we develop an equal fanaticism. It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
Praise undeserved, is satire in disguise.
At every trifle take offense, that always shows great pride or little sense.
Pride is still aiming at the best houses: Men would be angels, angels would be gods. Aspiring to be gods, if angels fell; aspiring to be angels men rebel.
Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk, at least, before they dance.
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
One science only will one genius fit; so vast is art, so narrow human wit.
Be considerate with the Earth. More people have to use it when you're gone.
Trust not yourself, but your defects to know, make use of every friend and every foe.
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