The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Guido clung to this thought like a drowning man clutching at a straw. He was rich and famous now, he told himself, and wasn't that what he'd always dreamed of?
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
For children preserve the fame of a man after his death.
Fame is a bitch, man.
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
I do not like the man who squanders life for fame; give me the man who living makes a name.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful.
Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
Call no man happy until he is dead, but only lucky.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.