We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.
Shadow — quotes and aphorisms
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.