A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
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