The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist fears this is true.
People marry for a variety of reasons and with varying results. But to marry for love is to invite inevitable tragedy.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction in it than the memory of some temptation we resisted
Patriotism is the religion of hell
Poetry is man's rebellion against being what he is.
But with man the case is otherwise, in that when logic leads to any humiliating conclusion, the sole effect is to discredit logic.
You touch on a disheartening truth. People never want to be told anything they do not believe already.
Whatever pretended pessimists in search of notoriety may say, most people are naturally kind, at heart.
People must have both their dreams and their dinners in this world, and when we go out of it we must take what we find. That is all.
Some few there must be in every age and every land of whom life claims nothing very insistently save that they write perfectly of beautiful happenings.
Oh, do the Overlords of Life and Death always provide some obstacle to prevent what all of us have known in youth was possible from ever coming true?
If the Author will it, there may be appended to any comedy an afterpiece. Meanwhile, so far as I may judge, the life of Manuel ends here.
There are many of our so-called captains on industry who, if the truth were told, and a shorter and uglier word were not unpermissible, are little better than malefactors of great wealth.
I have followed after the truth, across this windy planet upon which every person is nourished by one or another lie.