Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.