If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
Confidence in others’ honesty is no light testimony of one’s own integrity.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk – they are all part of the curriculum.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one’s own inner self.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.