Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
If you can't write your message in a sentence, you can't say it in an hour.
Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach.
I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
A woman that's too soft and sweet is like tapioca pudding-fine for them as likes it.
A little of what you fancy does you good.
Gammy used to say, "Too much scrubbing takes the life right out of things."
Who is apt, on occasion, to assign a multitude of reasons when one will do? This is a sure sign of weakness in argument.
The point of good writing is knowing when to stop.
Superior people never make long visits.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
It isn't until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are-not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within-that you can begin to take control.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
Without discipline, there's no life at all.
Self-control is the quality that distinguishes the fittest to survive.