Attention begets all virtue, distraction all vice.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Carelessness is a mild form of malice.
You attenuate your strengths by too assiduously correcting your defects.
It is a grave misfortune to be stupid, yet we all laugh at the stupidity of others without a twinge of guilt.
Courage! You have less to lose than you think.
A man can adapt to nearly anything, but only two or three times.
It is a kind of madness, never to sicken at the sound of your own voice.
Too bourgeois is an irritant, not bourgeois enough a disaster.
Men will never be as good at being men as cats are at being cats.
Life has heuristics: only games have rules.