The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
Desire is the very essence of man.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in few!
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.
You place too much importance... on the so-called purity of blood! You fail to recognize that it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be!
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.