Opinion is like a pendulum and obeys the same law. If it goes past the centre of gravity on one side, it must go a like distance on the other; and it is only after a certain time that it finds the true point at which it can remain at rest.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
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.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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