Quotes by Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna

Behold, my son, with what little wisdom the world is ruled.

Count Axel Gustafson Oxenstierna

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You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Naguib, Mahfouz

The people people have for friends You common sense appall But the people people marry Are the queerest folk of all.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors....But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return the better to thinking.

Phaedrus

Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.

Giuseppe Mazzini »

It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.

Seneca »