In fame's temple there is always a niche to be found for rich dunces, importunate scoundrels, or successful butchers of the human race.
Who conquers indolence conquers all other hereditary sins.
'We only have two things to worry about......
One that things will never get back to normal And two that they already have!'
Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
Truth lies in a small compass! The Aristotelians say, all truth is contained in Aristotle, in one place or another. Galileo makes Simplicius say so, but shows the absurdity of that speech by answering all truth is contained in a lesser compass, namely, in the alphabet.
In the sallies of badinage a polite fool shines; but in gravity he is as awkward as an elephant disporting.
News-hunters have great leisure, with little thought; much petty ambition to be considered intelligent, without any other pretension than being able to communicate what they have just learned.
The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.
The ill usage of every minute is a new record against us in heaven.
Indolent people, whatever taste they may have for society, seek eagerly for pleasure, and find nothing. They have an empty head and seared hearts.
We never read without profit if with the pen or pencil in our hand we mark such ideas as strike us by their novelty, or correct those we already possess.
There appears to exist a greater desire to live long than to live well! Measure by man's desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long.
The weak may be joked out of anything but their weakness.
Idlers cannot even find time to be idle, or the industrious to be at leisure. We must always be doing or suffering
Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.
Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.
By fools, knaves fatten; by bigots, priests are well clothed; every knave finds a gull.
A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse.
Gambling houses are temples where the most sordid and turbulent passions contend; there no spectator can be indifferent. A card or a small square of ivory interests more than the loss of an empire, or the ruin of an unoffending group of infants, and their nearest relatives.
The necessities that exist are in general created by the superfluities that are enjoyed.
There are few mortals so insensible that their affections cannot he gained by mildness, their confidence by sincerity, their hatred by scorn or neglect
Hunger is the mother of impatience and anger.
Fools with bookish knowledge art children with edged weapons; they hurt themselves, and put others in pain.
Economy is an excellent lure to betray people into expense.
Unless the habit leads to happiness the best habit is to contract none.
That happy state of mind, so rarely possessed, in which we can say, "I have enough," is the highest attainment of philosophy.
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