It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Better not be at all than not be noble.
No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.