While you judge me by my outward appearance I am silently doing the same to you, even though there’s a ninety-percent chance that in both cases our assumptions are wrong.
Having a low opinion of yourself is not ‘modesty.’ It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not ‘egotism.’ It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.
The key to valuing something is to lose it and then realize how rare it was—after which you pray like mad to regain what you foolishly lost. The value of an item often depends upon...
Very few, even among those who have taken the keenest interest in the progress of the revolution in natural knowledge set afoot by the publication of the ‘Origin of Species’; and who have watched, not...
To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way.
If I have to beat you up to keep you safe, that’s just what I’ll do. It’s this kind of regard for others that makes me believe I’d be a good politician.
The battle had been as hideous as you might expect between one side who were simply not afraid to die and another who regarded death as merely a door to the eternal life.
To measure the man, measure his heart.
When we call a philosopher distinguished, we are not saying that she is worthy and not saying that she is recognized, but we are saying that she occupies the intersection of both – that she...
He was highly spoken of, everybody knew; but nobody knew who had spoken highly of him…
Respect your teachers. Staring the glaring costs vision.
I always try to be alert to the potential for repetition, for a decaying orbit with regard to my use of technique, etc.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
Money spent, will never out value spent time.
What’s in a name? The accumulation of reputations from all who’ve owned it before you.
Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
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