Joy pales beside relief.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
Celebrity is the sound of the gates closing on your identity forever.
Abstinence makes the will grow firmer.
The bore is the tyrant of private life.
Fortune does not favor the bold; it only encounters them more often.
One must often choose between stupid and crazy. I used to like crazy, but I am warming to stupid.
To make a man miserable, forget his future, just poison his past.
The weak often want to be thought wicked, but the wicked never want to be thought weak.
The man who undertakes to rid himself of his illusions and biases can end up like an old painting, improperly cleaned.
Travel appears a great luxury to those accustomed to the greater one of staying put.