Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
The world either breaks or hardens the heart
The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed