Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print; A book's a book, although there's nothing in it.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold.
The busy have no time for tears.
I am always most religious upon a sunshiny day...
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
With just enough of learning to misquote.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
Sleep hath its own world, and a wide realm of wild reality. And dreams in their development have breath, and tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.
What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.
It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.