By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
The Greeks... labored under the delusion that their democracy was a guarantee of peace and plenty, not realizing that unrestrained majority rule always destroys freedom, puts the minority at the mercy of the mob, and works at cross-purposes to the effective use of human energy and individual initiative
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
I can see in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
A fundamental rule in technology says that whatever can be done will be done.
It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper
Democracy is an experiment, and the right of the majority to rule is no more inherent than the right of the minority to rule; and unless the majority represents sane, righteous, unselfish public sentiment, it has no inherent right
In the long term, the economy and the environment are the same thing. If it's unenvironmental it is uneconomical. That is the rule of nature.
It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with a man is what he makes of himself.
As a rule it is circumstances that make men.
Hunting hawks do not belong in cages, no matter how much a man covets their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They are far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would be realize it, than to ccept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.