To become a god, first stay out of sight.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
It would have occurred to approximately no one in history to ask if what he was doing made him happy.
One must check the rise to cushion the fall.
To obliterate an experience, describe it.
Not much oblige without noblesse.
Before one wearies of the world one wearies of oneself.
Great achievements do not excuse private vice, or justify it — they simply overwhelm it.
To be in love with love is an affliction; yet to hate it is more common, and more serious.
Almost always it is action that issues in conviction; the reverse is so rare that we never fail to mark it.
Men want most to be useful, but will settle, if thwarted, for destructive.