A human being needs only a small plot of ground on which to be happy, and even less to lie beneath.

I know I can trust in my heart…that she…dare I, can I express heaven in a few words? That she loves me.

And those whom once my song had cheered and gladdened, If still they live, rove through the world now saddened.

There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.

Fools and wise-folk are alike harmless. It is the half-wise, and the half-foolish, who are the most dangerous.

Nothing is worth more than this day. You cannot relive yesterday. Tomorrow is still beyond your reach.

One should not search for anything behind the phenomena. They themselves are the message.

It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us.

A man's shortcomings are taken from his epoch; his virtues and greatness belong to himself.