When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
Solitude vivifies isolation kills.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them
Evil often triumphs, but never conquers
What is experience? A poor little hut constructed from the ruins of the palace of gold and marble called our illusions
Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears
The happiness which is lacking makes one think even the happiness one has unbearable.
We love justice greatly, and just men but little
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Science is for those who learn; poetry, for those who know.