No one can be despised by another until he has learned to despise himself.
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- Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
- That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.
- The road to learning by precept is long, but by example short and effective.
- It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence.
- When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy.
- Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life — in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.