Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Ordinary people merely think how they shall 'spend' their time; a man of talent tries to 'use' it.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
To marry is to halve your rights and double your duties.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.