Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
Destiny is not a passive agent that lies in the lap of the Gods, but is an active instrument that lies in your own hands to shape as you will.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Appearances often are deceiving.
Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.
Your reputation is in the hands of others. That's what the reputation is. You can't control that. The only thing you can control is your character.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
And this sensitivity will create new friendships for you - friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, with mountains, with rivers, with oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.