Fear is the fire that melts Icarian wings.
I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.
If you live long enough the venerability factor creeps in; you get accused of things you never did and praised for virtues you never had.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
To all, to each, a fair goodnight, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
The penalty of success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions, and composed our masterpieces. Never will the world know all it owes to them, nor all they have suffered to enrich us.
One man with courage makes a majority.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.
My mother phones daily to ask, "Did you just try to reach me?" When I reply no, she adds, "So, if you're not too busy, call me while I'm still alive," . . . and hangs up.
People in general are equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practised.
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.