Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by
I have said to you to speak the truth is a painful thing.
To be forced to tell lies is much worse.
Only good questions deserve good answers.
We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are
broken. We are specially designed to appeal to the sense of
When one has weighed the sun in the balance, and measured
the steps of the moon, and mapped out the seven heavens, there
still remains oneself. Who can calculate the orbit of his
The bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in
friendship, is conversation.
If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less
trouble in the world.
There is no reason why a man should show his life to the
world. The world does not understand things.
A mans very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all,
when he kneels in the dust, and beats his breast, and tells
all the sins of his life.
What is said of a man is nothing. The point is, who says
Society takes upon itself the right to inflict appalling
punishments on the individual, but it also has the supreme
vice of shallowness, and fails to realize what it has done.
Remember that the fool in the eyes of the gods and the fool
in the eyes of man are very different.
Sins of the flesh are nothing. They are maladies for physicians
to cure, if they should be cured. Sins of the soul alone are
We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event
but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the
record of bitter moments.
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone
elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions
All trials are trials of ones life, just as all sentences
are sentences of death.
All bad art is the result of good intentions.