What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
What can't be cured must be endured.
I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.
Desire is the very essence of man.
Nobody has the power to take two steps together; you can take only one step at a time.
Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.
To a wise and good man the whole earth is his fatherland.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
If you're happy, don't worry you'll get over it.
You want a love which is born out of meditation, not born out of the mind.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Think globally, act locally.
Everything excellent is as difficult as it is rare.