I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle in the world than myself.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.