Some say that men are not gods, others that men are not beasts, both with more hope than expectation.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
If you were immortal, how would you know?
To be happy, avoid whatever makes you unhappy: to sculpt a lion, carve away whatever doesn’t look like a lion.
People will like you if you like them, which is too high a price.
Ordinary people claim extraordinary origins for the same reason that extraordinary people claim ordinary ones.
Only the young die suddenly; the rest of us die slowly, long before we expire.
Hypochondriacs also get sick, and paranoids also have enemies.
It would be a dull world that conformed to your ideas about it.
Humility has the arrogance to proselytize; arrogance has the humility not to.
Western religious and secular thought have finally converged on the idea that to be good it is necessary only to believe that you are.