A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair.
Great men are not always wise.
What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.
Fear, desire, hope still push us on toward the future.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.
Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
God alone can finish.
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
It's this no-nonsense side of women that is pleasant to deal with. They are the real sportsmen.
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know and not be known, live in a city.
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
He will hew the line of right, let the chips fall where they may.
Artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
It is a great piece of skill to know how to guide your luck, even while waiting for it.
Heav'n but the Vision of fulfill'd Desire, And Hell the Shadow from a Soul on fire.
Along this tree From root to crown Ideas flow up And vetoes down.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering and only the very sound or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
Life's objective is life itself.