Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.
When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.