The cheerful impose on the cheerless at least as much as the other way around.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
The parsimonious explanation for why you feel like a fraud is that you are one.
The secret to extreme longevity is spite.
We take so little trouble to please our friends and so much to placate our enemies.
The pettier the grievance, the louder the complaint.
All are born earnest: a few achieve frivolity.
“Because I can” is a severely underrated principle of human behavior.
When God wants to test you, He sends a person of good character who shares none of your opinions.
When God wants to punish you, He sends a person of bad character who shares all of your opinions.
Dare to be great, but remember to be adequate.