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It becomes extremely hard to disentangle our idea of the cause from the effect by which we know it
We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us
From little spark may burst a mighty flame
A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men
Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves
He who considers too much will perform little
The cause lies hidden; the effect is most notorious
Instead of rating the man by his performances, we rate too frequently the performances by the man
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything
Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."