Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing.
If ordinary people complain that I speak too much of myself, I complain that they do not even think of themselves.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
The world is but a perpetual see-saw.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
The worst of my actions or conditions seem not so ugly unto me as I find it both ugly and base not to dare to avouch for them.
Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.