The longer I live, the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
If you are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life, your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannot endure it. Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object. It is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for a more intense quality of life.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
The harder I work the more I live.
A man of great common sense and good taste is a man without originality or moral courage.
The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.