A belief is a question we have put aside so we can get on with what we believe we have to do.
Any virtue systematically applied becomes a vice. Morality is attention, not system.
Beware of knowing your virtues; you may lose them. Beware of knowing your vices; you may forgive them.
Bitterness is a greater failure than failure.
Easier to keep changing your life than to live it.
Happiness is the readiness to be happy.
How often feelings are circular. How embarrassing to be embarrassed. How annoying to be annoyed.
If you do everything for one reason, then all you have done will become meaningless when the reason does.
Let me have my dreams but not what I dream of.
On what is valuable thieves and the law agree.
Patience is decisive indecision.
Patience is not very different from courage. It just takes longer.
Reason is the lesser faith that steers us when we have already lost a greater one.
Solitude takes time. One becomes alone, like a towel drying.
Success is whatever humiliation everyone has agreed to compete for.
The best way to get people to do what you want is not to be too particular about what you want.
The best way to know your faults is to notice which ones you accuse others of.
The cynic suffers the form of faith without love. Incredulity is his piety.
The first abuse of power is not realizing that you have it.
The first quest or the first love is also the last. The second isn't.
The new gets old much faster than the old gets older.
The road reaches every place, the short cut only one.
The single sin is less of a problem than the good reasons for it.
There are crimes I don't commit mainly because I don't want to find out I could.
They say productivity is the key to confidence, and confidence... to productivity. And they're happy walking back and forth between these two rooms, each the excuse for the other.
Think of all the smart people made stupid by flaws of character. The finest watch isn't fine long when used as a hammer.
Those who are too slow to be intelligent deserve our patience, those who are too quick, our pity.
To know, you just have to know. To believe, you have to make others believe.
Value yourself according to the burdens you carry, and you will find everything a burden.
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