The old cling most desperately to life — not from belated philosophic recognition of its splendors, or fear of death, but from habit.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
There is a time in everyone’s life in which he is a silly ass. If you don’t know when it was, it’s now.
What a man does is remembered when the ironic, detached attitude with which he does it has long been forgotten.
Don’t make big plans at small hours.
The best recipient for your advice, your former self, is unfortunately in no position to take it.
Humanity, n. Quality or condition of being human; lowest common denominator.
The solitary man affronts, preferring his own company to yours.
Romanticism is the idea that we should express our inner self; classicism, that we have no inner self to express.
It is difficult to hear those who can’t speak for themselves over the din of those who presume to speak for them.
Things are so much as they seem that good-looking people really are more virtuous.