Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there.
The story of a man’s soul, however trivial, can be more interesting and instructive than the story of a whole nation
Happy people are ignoramuses and glory is nothing else but success, and to achieve it one only has to be cunning.
No good ever becomes of a man who forgets an old friend
An unusual beginning must have an unusual end.
Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.
If only people thought a little more about it, they would see that life is not worrying about so much.
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