Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads.
Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him.
If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.
The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.
Love keeps the cold out better than a cloak.
Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think.