Desire is the very essence of man.
Those who can not change their minds can not change anything.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, Circumstances are the creatures of men.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Most of what matters in our lives takes place in our absence.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
Achievement brings its own anticlimax.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.