Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
Some of the greatest battles you will face will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
One can appreciate & celebrate each moment — there’s nothing more sacred. There’s nothing more vast or absolute. In fact, there’s nothing more!
Impossible is just an opinion.
Never saw off the branch you are on, unless you are being hanged from it.
A word to the wise is sufficient
A word to the wise is infuriating.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves - one for yourself.
Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions.
If you hate your lot but wouldn't trade it, it's not your lot you hate.
Leaves are light, and useless, and idle, and wavering, and changeable; they even dance; and yet God in his wisdom has made them a part of oaks. And in so doing he has given us a lesson, not to deny the stout-heartedness within because we see the lightsomeness without.
Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.
People cannot go wrong, if you don't let them. They cannot go right, unless you let them.
Practical life teaches us that people may differ and that both may be wrong: it also teaches us that people may differ and both be right. Anchor yourself fast in the latter faith, or the former will sweep your heart away.
Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses.
A word to the wise is -- unnecessary.
A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Give more than is expected, love more than seems wise, serve more than seems necessary, and help more than is asked.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
The only power you have on this planet is the power of your decisions.
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