Nothing is as easy as it looks.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Criticize the act, not the person.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
I know I am but mortal and so therewhilst prepare myself for death, whensoever it shall please God to send it.
The oldest, shortest words- 'yes' and 'no'- are those which require the most thought.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
I have had good experience and trial of this world...I know what it is to be a subject, what to be a sovereign, what to have good neighbours, and sometimes meet evil willers. I have found treason in trust, seen great benefits little regarded.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
What's done can't be undone.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Doubt is the origin of wisdom
In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.