One of the advantages of not being happy is that you can wish for happiness.
What is reason? Reason is something that we are all in agreement with. Truth is something else. Reason is social; the truth, individual.
With the wood of our memories we build our hopes.
It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
Since when should the author of a book be the one who understands it best?