I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.