Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
All great achievements require time.
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
The one you buy will be the only one that doesn't work.
Immoderate desire is the mark of a child, not a man.
Gravity is only the bark of wisdom's tree; but it preserves it
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it.
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Only idiots refuse to change their minds.