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Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere
Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung
It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain
We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull
Stupidity assumes two forms, it speaks or is silent. Mute stupidity is bearable
Fools gain greater advantages through their weakness than intelligent men through their strength. We watch a great man struggling against fate and we do not lift a finger to help him. But we patronize a grocer who is headed for bankruptcy
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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."