Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I found when I had finished my new lecture that it was a very good house, only the architect had unfortunately omitted the stairs.
It is better to be the thorn in the side of your friend than his echo.
The Sphinx must solve her own riddle.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so.
A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.