To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals...
The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner,...
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small...
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
I am often surprised by the cleverness, and now and again by the stupidity of...
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and...
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Compassion is the basis of all morality
Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of one's own
Hatred comes from the heart; contempt from the head; and neither feeling is quite within...
A sense of humor is the only divine quality of man.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in...
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
The word of man is the most durable of all material.
In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and...
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the...