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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.






All of us harbour in ourselves hidden gardens and plantations;






Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its brevity.






The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.






It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.






Let us read and let us dance—these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.






A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.






To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.






The Owl of Minerva begins her flight only at the coming of twilight.






Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.






Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.



Harmony between two individuals is never granted - it has to be conquered indefinitely.

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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.






Every other knowledge is harmful to him who does not have knowledge of goodness.






Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.






When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.






There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.






We have need of morality only for want of love.






Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.






The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.






The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.






Become who you are!






You cannot hold the day back, but you can avoid wasting it.
  






When someone opposes me, he arouses my attention, not my anger. I go to greet a man who contradicts me, who instructs me.






It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.






"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."



"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

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The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.



The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.




People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.



People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving.

Image attribution  Background photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash





It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.






The effort we make to be happy is never lost.






Silence is often the truest wisdom.
Pindar  










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