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There are complete men and incomplete men. If you would be a complete man, put all of your soul's strength into all of your life's actions.
If reason dominates in man, he rises higher than angels. If lust overpowers man, he descends lower than the beast.
We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
A fanatic is a man who redoubles his efforts after he has forgotten his aims.
The superior man is universally minded and no partisan. The inferior man is a partisan and not universal.
Listen to a man's words and look at the pupil of his eye. How can a man conceal his character?
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the instalment plan, and raised an adolescent.
An ounce of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition.
There are times when even the greatest tactician in diplomatic cunning is outclassed in his own game. It is then that he discovers that all that he thought he had gained is but loss, and that what is left of national honor and dignity is but the shadow of an illustrious past that is gone forever, or of a potentially great future that will never come.
There are times when sorrow seems the only truth.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.