When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels.
So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
A strong foe is better than a weak friend.
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
Always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. Walt Disney Every decision you make is a mistake.
Nothing in our times has become so unattractive as virtue.
Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.
To write is a humiliation.
It takes a long time to understand nothing.
The ancients understood the regulation of power better than the regulation of liberty.
Herman Melville was as separated from a civilized literature as the lost Atlantis was said to have been from the great peoples of the earth.
Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.
Every decision you make is a mistake.
The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature.
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