Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.
One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
The secret of freedom, courage.
What is important is not to be able to read rapidly, but to be able to decide what not to read.
An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
In this game, by trying to win you automatically lose.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.