Genius is one of the many forms of insanity.
You need to feel that the game is important to you. Lose that feeling and you lose your edge. There’s no faking that kind of emotion. You can’t invent the feeling. It’s got to be natural, real.
In this world everything changes except good deeds and bad deeds; these follow you as the shadow follows the body.
Death is the end of life; ah why Should life all labour be? . . . All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave In silence – ripen, fall, and cease; Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.
Among the numerous luxuries of the table…coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions…is never followed by sadness, languor or debility.