If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

Learn to… be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.

 It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.


It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

Happiness is a form of courage.

Happiness is a form of courage.

 The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.


The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

Pleasure is the bait of sin. ~Plato


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.

 Human beings need pleasure the way they need air!


Human beings need pleasure the way they need air!

How reluctantly the mind consents to reality!

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.

What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.