To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.