We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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