Certainties are arrived at only on foot.
The eye must be easy, before it can be pleased.
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.
What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.