Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor.
I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling
If thou live according to nature, thou wilt never be poor; if according to the opinions of the world, thou wilt never be rich.
If wisdom were offered me with this restriction, that I should keep it close and not communicate it, I would refuse the gift
It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have
It is extreme evil to depart from the company of the living before you die
Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life
We are more wicked together than separately. If you are forced to be in a crowd, then most of all you should withdraw into yourself
If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.
To greed, all nature is insufficient.