You don't want to lose your old friend - the misery - You have invested too much into false - Hence the fear to be exposed -to be true - to be naked as you are.
Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
The only real laughter comes from despair.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.
The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul.
Wisdom begins at the end.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Anger begins in folly, and ends in repentance.