Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it.
It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love
I've put my genius into my life; I've only put my talent into my works.
The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.