To know that which lies before us in daily life is the prime wisdom.
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
No institution which does not continually test its ideals, techniques and measure of accomplishment can claim real vitality.
He who reigns within himself, and rules passions,
desires, and fears, is more than a king.
Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
The power of Kings and Magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferrd and committed to them in trust from the People, to the Common good of them all, in whom the power yet remaines fundamentally, and cannot be takn from them, without a violation of thir natural birthright.
For man he seemsIn all his lineaments, though in his faceThe glimpses of his Fathers glory shine.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
To know that which before us lies in daily life, is the prime wisdom; what is more is fume, or emptiness, or fond impertinence, and renders us, in things that most concern, unpracticed and unprepared.
Topics: Wisdom, Knowledge
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