In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears
What is experience? A poor little hut constructed from the ruins of the palace of gold and marble called our illusions
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Solitude vivifies; isolation kills
Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade; today it is the reverse
When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing
I look at what I have and think myself unhappy; others look at what I have and think me happy
Our experience is composed rathery of illusions that of wisdom acquired.
Literature was formerly an art and finance a trade: today it is the reverse.
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions