One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Auden said poetry makes nothing happen. But I wonder if the opposite could be true. It could make something happen.
It is no great art to say something briefly when, like Tacitus, one has something to say; when one has nothing to say, however, and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar – that I call an achievement.
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.
Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.
I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.
To know nothing is the happiest life.
Be content to remember that those who can make omelettes properly can do nothing else.
Now a slave is not ‘held’ by any legal contract, obligation, duty, or authority, which the laws will enforce. He is ‘held’ only by brute force. One person beats another until the latter will obey him, work for him, if he require it, or do nothing if he require it.