We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell.
Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise.
A woman is a branchy tree and man a singing wind; and from her branches carelessly he takes what he can find.
Life runs to death as its goal, and we should go towards that next stage of experience either carelessly as to what must be, or with a good, honest curiosity as to what may be.
A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness.
If men understood domestic economy half as well as women do, then their political economy and their entire consequent statecraft would not be the futil muddle which it is.
Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies.
You must be fit to give before you can be fit to receive.
There is no tragedy more woeful than the victory of hate, nor any attainment so hopelessly barren as the sterility of that achievement; for hate is finality, and finality is the greatest evil which can happen in a world of movement.
A Leprecaun without a pot of gold is like a rose without perfume, a bird without a wing, or an inside without an outside.
A secret is a weapon and a friend.
Let the past be content with itself, for man needs forgetfulness as well as memory.
Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
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