When will we realize that the fact that we can become accustomed to anything, however disgusting at first, makes it necessary for us to examine carefully everything we have become accustomed to?
The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.