Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.
There are no perfect people - except, of course, my wife's first husband.
I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty, nothing at all.
Failure at a task may be the result of having tackled it at the wrong time.
Open my heart and you will see Graved inside of it, "Italy."
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
"So you want to become my son-in-law." "Not exactly. I just want to marry your daughter."
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.
We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small, as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience.
It was such a joy to see thee. I wish I could tell how much thee is to my life. I always turn to thee as a sort of rest.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Do you know what is more hard to bear than the reverses of fortune? It is the baseness, the hideous ingratitude, of man.
We are involved in a life that passes understanding: our highest business is our daily life.
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word-excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
The rich know not who is his friend.
No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word-father.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.