I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve.
The heart of another is a dark forest.
Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
Just try and set death aside. It sets you aside, and that’s the end of it!
However much you knock at nature’s door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
Most people can’t understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin.
Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle. Every prayer reduces itself to this: Great God, grant that twice two be not four.
Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man’s the workman in it.
I share no one’s ideas. I have my own.
You may live a long while with some people and be on friendly terms with them and never speak openly with them from your soul.
Death is an old joke, but it comes like new to everyone.
The only people who remain misunderstood are those who either do not know what they want or are not worth understanding.
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