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  • Alle store talere begyndte som dĂĄrlige talere.
  • At være stor er at blive misforstĂĄet.
  • Beløningen for noget, der er gjort godt, er at have gjort det.
  • De virkelige og varige sejre er fredens og ikke krigens.
  • Den bedste overenskomst, man kan træffe med et andet menneske, er: "Der skal i al fremtid være sandhed mellem os".
  • Den, som tager fejl, er lettere at overbevise end den, som delvis har ret.
  • Det er altid meget fornøjeligt at være generøs, men meget kedeligt at betale regningen.
  • Det er den gode læser, som gør den gode bog.
  • Det er ren luksus at blive forstĂĄet.
  • Dydens eneste beløning er dyden; den eneste mĂĄde at fĂĄ venner pĂĄ er at være en.
  • DĂĄrlige tider har videnskabelig værdi - vi lærer geologi efter et jordskælv.
  • En ven kan meget vel anses for et af naturens undere.
  • Enhver helt bliver en plage til sidst.
  • Enhver revolution begynder som en tanke i et meneskes hjerne.
  • For den beslutsomme er der tid og lejlighed.
  • GĂĄ ofte til din vens hus, for ukrudt kvæler den ubenyttede vej.
  • Himlen er det daglige brød for vores øjne.
  • Hvad der ligger foran os og hvad der ligger bag os, er for intet at regne mod det, der ligger indeni os.
  • Hvad mange af os mest af alt behøver, er nogen, som fĂĄr os til at gøre det, vi kan.
  • Hægt din vogn fast til en stjerne.
  • Intet stort er nogensinde skabt uden entusiasme.
  • Jo mindre regering vi har, jo bedre.
  • Jo oftere han talte om sin ærlighed, desto oftere talte vi sølvskeerne.
  • Kan nogen erindre en tid, da tiderne ikke var hĂĄrde og pengene ikke smĂĄ.
  • Koncentration er den hemmelige styrke i al politik, krig, handel - i korthed - i al ledelse af menneskelige aktiviteter
  • Kunsten er en jaloux elskerinde.
  • Livet er et eksperiment.
  • Læs aldring en bog, som ikke er et ĂĄr gammel.
  • Menneskers samtale er en blanding af beklagelser og bange anelser.
  • Menneskets øjne afslører lige sĂĄ meget som menneskets tale, men med den fordel, at øjets sprog er universelt og ikke forudsætter brugen af en ordbog.
  • Mænd er, hvad deres mødre gjorde dem.
  • NĂĄr en glad person træder ind i rummet, føles det, som om endnu et lys er blevet tændt.
  • Penge koster ofte for meget.
  • Sandheden er smuk. Og uden tvivl er løgnene det ogsĂĄ.
  • Selvsikkerhed er den første hemmelighed bag succes.
  • Smukhed uden ynde er som en krog uden madding.
  • Vi koger ved forskellige temperaturer
  • Vrede er den kraftfulde indre kraft, som blæser fornuftens lys ud.

 

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  • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines
  • A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
  • A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
  • A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
  • A nation never falls but by suicide.
  • All life is an experiment.
  • All violence, all that is dreary and repels, is not power, but the absence of power.
  • Always do what you are afraid to do.
  • Anger is an uncontrollable feeling that betrays what you are when you are not yourself.
  • Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.
  • Art is a jealous mistress, and if a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture or philosophy, he makes a bad husband and an ill provider.
  • Be and not seem.
  • Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
  • By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
  • Character is what can do without success.
  • Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
  • Conversation is an art in which man has all mankind for competitors.
  • Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
  • Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary
  • Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself.
  • Every burned book enlightens the world.
  • Every hero becomes a bore at last.
  • Every man contemplates an angel in his future self.
  • Every man has his own vocation, talent is the call.
  • Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
  • Every revolution was first a thought in one man's mind.
  • Everything runs to excess; every good quality is noxious if unmixed.
  • Fame is proof that people are gullible.
  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
  • Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance
  • For every minute you are angry you loose 60 seconds of happiness.
  • Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms
  • Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
  • God evidently does not intend us all to be rich, or powerful, or great, but He does intend us all to be friends.
  • He who has a thousand friends, Has not a friend to spare, While he who has one enemy, Shall meet him everywhere
  • Heaven always bears some proportion to earth. The god of the cannibal will be a cannibal, of the crusades a crusader, and of the merchants a merchant
  • Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches.
  • Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
  • Hitch your wagon to a star..
  • I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.
  • I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. , The Portable Life
  • Ideas must work through the brains and arms of men, or they are no better than dreams.
  • If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around you own.
  • In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
  • In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
  • It does not need that a poem should be long. Every word was once a poem. Every new relationship is a new word
  • It is not length of life, but depth of life.
  • It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself
  • It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
  • Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
  • Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
  • Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
  • Let the stoics say what they please, we do not eat for the good of living, but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen
  • Life is a progress, and not a station.
  • Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
  • Make yourself necessary to somebody.
  • Men are what their mothers made them.
  • Men wish to be saved from the mischiefs of their vices, but not from their vices.
  • Money often costs too much.
  • Most of the shadows of life are caused by our standing in our ownsunshine.
  • My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
  • My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face.
  • Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
  • Nature encourages no looseness, pardons no errors.
  • Never read a book that is not a year old.
  • Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
  • Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
  • Our best thoughts come from others.
  • People do not deserve to have good writings; they are so pleased with the bad.
  • People only see what they are prepared to see.
  • Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.
  • Shallow men believe in luck. , Conduct of Life
  • So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains.
  • Some will always be above others. Destroy the equality today, and it will appear again tomorrow.
  • Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.
  • Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within. , The Method of Nature (1841)
  • Talent for talent's sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.
  • Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character.
  • The aristocrat is the democrat ripe and gone to seed.
  • The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
  • The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
  • The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization
  • The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
  • The god of victory is said to be one-handed, but peace gives victory on both sides
  • The greatest homage to truth is to use it
  • The less government we have the better
  • The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons
  • The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one , Friendship
  • The only way to have a friend is to be one
  • The profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until an equal mind and heart finds and publishes it
  • The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide
  • The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
  • The sky is the daily bread of the eyes
  • The years teach much which the days never knew
  • There are always those who think they know what is your responsibility better than you do
  • There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us
  • They say the cows laid out Boston. Well, there are worse surveyors
  • This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it
  • Those who cannot tell what they desire or expect, still sigh and struggle with indefinite thoughts and vast wishes
  • Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not
  • Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it
  • To laugh often and much; to find the best in others; to leave the world a little bit better, to know one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded
  • Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions; the surest poison is time
  • Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string
  • Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies
  • We aim above the mark to hit the mark
  • We are always getting ready to live but never living
  • We are born believing. A man bears beliefs, as a tree bears apples.
  • We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body
  • We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our roof tight and our clothing sufficient, but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting the best property of all friends?
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us
  • What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say
  • Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it
  • Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a m
  • You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late

 

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