To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life’s page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
My turn of mind is so given to taking things in the absurd point of view, that it breaks out in spite of me every now and then.
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.