Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.
Life is one long process of getting tired.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
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