Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called ‘Ego’.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.
Plato was a bore.
The doer alone learneth.
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it; every complaint already contains revenge.