Every invalid is a prisoner.
Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.
Of all our games, love's play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul.
There are books which one should not attempt before having passed the age of forty.
I have never seasoned a truth with the sauce of a lie in order to digest it more easily.
Everything turns out to be valuable that one does for one's self without thought of profit.
Human beings betray their worst failings when they marvel to find that a world ruler is neither foolishly indolent, presumptuous, nor cruel.
Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.
A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.