Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
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.
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