He who lives not to others, lives little to himself.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose.
The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.
Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Marriage...we cannot do without it, and yet we disgrace and vilify the same. It may be compared to a cage, the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair to get out.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
In nine lifetimes, you'll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.