Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
Fortune, seeing that she could not make fools wise, has made them lucky.
I do not speak the minds of others except to speak my own mind better.
It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind – and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
It is not death, it is dying that alarms me.