Intelligent men are cruel. Stupid men are monstrously cruel.
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
One cannot violate the promptings of one’s nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.
The only way to know life is by not ignoring life.
Success is just this — retaining the substance and transmuting the potential into the kinetic.
A man without courage is to me the most despicable thing under the sun, a travesty on the whole scheme of creation.
Life, in a sense, is living and surviving. And all that makes for living and surviving is good.
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.
For the mediocre there is no hope. Mediocrity is a sin.