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To measure a man's happiness only by what he gets, and not also by what he expects to get, is as futile as to try and express a fraction which shall have a numerator but no denominator.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit Genius hits a target no one else can see.
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.
I have long held the opinion that the amount of noise that anyone can bear undisturbed stands in inverse proportion to his mental capacity and therefore be regarded as a pretty fair measure of it.
It is in trifles and when he is off his guard that a man best shows his character.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness.
Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the business man.
There are tree main bulwarks of defence against new thoughts: to pay no heed, to give no credence, and finally to assert that it had already long existed.
Pride is the direct appreciation of oneself.
To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish.
Time is that by which at every moment all things become as nothing in our hands, and thereby lose all their true value.
In early youth as we contemplate our coming life we are like children in a theatre before the curtain is raised sitting there in high spirits and eagerly waiting for the play to begin.
Compassion is the basis of all morality
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
Hatred is an affair of the heart contempt that of the head.
Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of ones own.
Health so far outweighs all external goods that a healthy beggars is truly more fortunate than a king in poor health.
Other people's heads are too wretched a place for true happiness to have its seat.
In general, nine-tenths of our happiness depends on our health alone.
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
If you want to know your true opinion of someone watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
Pride ... is the direct appreciation of oneself.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Necessity is the constant scourge of the lower classes ennui of the higher ones.
It is for this reason that we find that co-existence, which could neither be intime alone, for time has no contiguity, nor in space alone, forspace has no before, after, or now,
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you first see a letter from them.
Not to go to the theatre is like making one's toilet without a mirror.
A man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.
Money is human happiness in the abstract he then who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
Happiness consists in frequent repetition of pleasure
Let us see rather that like Janus—or better, like Yama, the Brahmin god of death—religion has two faces, one very friendly, one very gloomy...
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
One simple test of the claim that the pleasure in the world outweighs the pain…is to compare the feelings of an animal that is devouring another with those of the animal being devoured.
No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.
Time is that in which all things pass away.
Truth is most beautiful undraped.
The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.
A man can do as he will, but not will as he will.
Common people are merely intent on spending time - whoever has some talent, on making use of it.
Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time and may therefore be demanded back the next hour.
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company.
The will is the strong blind man who carries on his shoulders the lame man who can see.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Life is a constant process of dying.
Faith is like love: it does not let itself be forced.
Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
The happiness of any given life is to be measured not by its joys and pleasures but by the extent to which it has been free from suffering from positive evil.