A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more.

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.”

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