Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.