Metaphysics is the finding of bad reasons for what we believe upon instinct.
Wealth is like seawater; the more we drink, the thirstier we become. And the same is true of fame.
It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.
That the end of life should be death may sound sad; yet what other end can anything have?
However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
Luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.
Politics is an honest effort to misunderstand one another.
The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.