I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.
A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings.
It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken - and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
A man is what he thinks about all day long.
A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Superior people never make long visits.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.