A serious person first marks how little need be taken seriously.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Your detractors may be bigots or misanthropes — or worse, they may despise you for who you really are.
It is better to forget a name than make a visible effort to recall it.
The fugitive thought, ungrasped, will return, unimproved.
The feeling that one has narrowly escaped punishment is the sign that it is preparing.
When we adhere to convention in appearance, we show that we care what others think; and we show that we care deeply when we depart from it.
By the time you know all the answers you no longer believe them.
They make an inner desert and they call it inner peace.
Knowing that we are not well, we hastily conclude that we are ill.
We speak of death, yet dying is all we know.