Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision,to the releasing of a trigger.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
If you don't know where you're from, you'll have a hard time saying where you're going.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
If we know exactly where we're going, exactly how to get there, and exactly what we'll see along the way, we won't learn anything.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.