Wednesday, March 12, 2008

10 wise sayings

There is no greater grief in misery than to turn our thoughts back to happier times - Dante.

Nothing is more becoming a man than silence. It is not the preaching but the practice which ought to be considered as the more important. A profusion of words is sure to lead to error - Talmud.

Men are of three different capacities: one understands intuitively; another understands so far as it is explained; and a third understands neither of himself nor by explanation. The first is excellent, the second, commendable, and the third, altogether useless - Machiavelli.

Human experience, like the stern-lights of a ship at sea, illumines only the path which we have passed over - Coleridge.

We are never so much disposed to quarrel with others as when we are dissatisfied with ourselves - Hazlitt.

No one is more profoundly sad than he who laughs too much- Richter.

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials - Chinese.

To exert his power in doing good is man's most glorious task - Sophocles.

There are three things to beware of through life: when a man is young, let him beware of his appetites; when he is middle-aged, of his passions; and when old, of covetousness, especially -

Be modest and simple in your deportment, and treat with indifference whatever lies between virtue and vice. Love the human race; obey God- Marcus Aurelius.

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