Give me the poverty that enjoys true wealth.
Friendship is never established as an understood relation. It is a miracle which requires constant proofs. It is an exercise of the purest imagination and of the rarest faith.
Friends will be much apart. They will respect more each other's privacy than their communion.
Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
A kitten is so flexible that she is almost double; the hind parts are equivalent to another kitten with which the forepart plays. She does not discover that her tail belongs to her until you tread on it.
It is not all books that are as dull as their readers.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, there is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.