“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.”
“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.”
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.”
“There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.”
Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes.
Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears.
What is it else?
A madness most discreet,
a choking gall and a preserving sweet.