The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.
How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Man is a make-believe animal - he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part.
Cogito ergo sum.
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
The future will be better tomorrow.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.
The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.
There is no squabbling so violent as that between people who accepted an idea yesterday and those who will accept the same idea tomorrow.
To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Flowers never emit so sweet and strong a fragrance as before a storm. When a storm approaches thee, be as fragrant as a sweet-smelling flower.
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
Look beneath the surface let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee.