Absence and death are the same -- only that in death there is no suffering.
O what a thing is age! Death without death's quiet.
Category: Age And Aging
The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love.
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
What is reading, but silent conversation.
Category: Books And Reading
No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Category: Death And Dying
Consult duty not events.
Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.