Our universe is wild, and our thought is tame.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
We will tolerate anything but inconvenience.
Men rally most readily for what can be immediately done and never undone — a rescue, say, or a lynching.
To become a god, first stay out of sight.
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.