It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.
Old age comes on suddenly, and not gradually as is thought.
Oh, my God, this amazing cool breeze is coming through my window and the sun is shining. I'm happy.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
It comes with faith, for with complete faith there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
In the past, people were born royal. Nowadays, royalty comes from what you do.
When war comes, two things happen - profits go way, way up and all perishables go way, way down. There becomes a market for them.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
For a traveler going from any place toward the north, that pole of the daily rotation gradually climbs higher, while the opposite pole drops down an equal amount.
What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneness, and say, "This life which you live must be lived by youonce again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned-and you with it, dust of the dust!" Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teethand curse that demon? Or would you answer, "Never have I heard anything more divine?"
Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Meanwhile the hours passed, the sun continued its journey towards the west, the sentries relieved each other punctually, the steppe gleamed, more solitary than ever.
I just felt that if I went into Speed 2, I just... wouldn't have come up out of the water.
I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me.
I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors. And I don't watch myself on television. If anything comes on, I make them shut it off, or I leave the room.
When it comes to consideration of how to do well in running the city, which must proceed entirely through justice and soundness of mind.
Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
Animal totems, like the tiger, come from the Other Side to protect us while we are away from Home.