Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.
Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.