Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.
The moment is supreme.
There are two contrary impulses which govern this man's brain-the one sane, and the other eccentric. They alternate at regular intervals.
When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
The manager is to be blamed who distributes parts to his players which they are unable to act.
There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy.
I am composing like a god, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done.
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