"It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses."
"The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness."
"When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly."
"You cannot find peace by avoiding life."
"It seems as if an age of genius must be succeeded by an age of endeavour; riot and extravagance by cleanliness and hard work."
"Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame."
"For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?"