Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
Imprisoned in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy
The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends
The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- LUXURY, scepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.