I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics.
The world is but a perpetual see-saw.
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
An untempted woman cannot boast of her chastity.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
I have often seen people uncivil by too much civility, and tiresome in their courtesy.