Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
One tongue is sufficient for a woman.
I am a part of all that I have met.
For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Though we take from a covetous man all his treasure, he has yet one jewel left; you cannot bereave him of his covetousness.
To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable.
True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven.
So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.
Subtle he needs must be, who could seduce Angels.
Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, / And moon-struck madness.
Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.
He who reigns within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.