He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
There are few men who dare to publish to the world the prayers they make to Almighty God.
The Ancient Mariner said to Neptune during a great storm, "O God, you will save me if you wish, but I am going to go on holding my tiller straight."
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one's own self
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little more, as I grow older.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
I quote others in order to better express my own self.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.
Learned we may be with another man's learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.
There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Though the ancient poet in Plutarch tells us we must not trouble the gods with our affairs because they take no heed of our angers and disputes, we can never enough decry the disorderly sallies of our minds.
Why do people respect the package rather than the man?
There were many terrible things in my life and most of them never happened.