He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
Living is like working out a long addition sum and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst he has the company of a boy a youth and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be.
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.