Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
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.
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.
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.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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