Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.