It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Common sense is not so common.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
A lie never lives to be old.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
I am not now That which I have been.
Be that self which one truly is.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.