To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
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.
Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.