I seriously believed that my last hour was approaching, and yet, so strange is imagination, all I thought of was some childish hypothesis or other. In such circumstances, you do not choose your own thoughts. They overcome you.
The moon, by her comparative proximity, and the constantly varying appearances produced by her several phases, has always occupied a considerable share of the attention of the inhabitants of the earth.
It must be that a man who shuts himself up between four walls must lose the faculty of associating ideas and words.
It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.