So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
It's love that makes the world go round.
I have also seen children successfully surmounting the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.
Dwell in peace in the home of your own being, and the Messenger of Death will not be able to touch you.
Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
'Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby.
When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
These violent delights have violent ends.
Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it is an enemy.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterwards.
What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
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