"Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."William Shenstone on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."William Shenstone on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."William Shenstone on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."William Shenstone on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."William Shenstone on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Laws are generally found to be nets of such a texture, as the little creep through, the great break through, and the middle-sized are alone entangled in it."
"Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world."
"Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former."
"The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate."
"Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites for she frequents the poor man's hut, as well as the palace of his superior."