Adversity is the first path to truth.
Think not I am what I appear.
No ear can hear nor tongue can tell the tortures of the inward hell!
He scratched his ear, the infallible resource to which embarrassed people have recourse.
Constancy... that small change of love, which people exact so rigidly, receive in such counterfeit coin, and repay in baser metal.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice, I think I must take up with avarice.
This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.
Lovers may be -- and indeed generally are -- enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure.
Whenever I meet with anything agreeable in this world it surprises me so much -- and pleases me so much (when my passions are not interested in one way or the other) that I go on wondering for a week to come.
Science is but the exchange of ignorance for that which is another kind of ignorance.
The power of thought, the magic of the mind.