A Bringer of New Things

I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.

Quotes: Impulse and Restraint

“They are as sick that surfeit with too much, as they that starve with nothing. It is no mean happiness, therefore, to be seated in the mean: superfluity comes sooner by white hairs; but competency lives longer.”
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice I.ii

“The steadfastness of sages is merely the skill to keep their agitation locked up in their heart.”
 François Duc De La Rouchefoucald (trans. Stanley Applebaum)

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.”
Plato

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