Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.
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.
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
In action a great heart is the chief qualification. In work, a great head.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Money is human happiness in the abstract he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots!
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.