The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Effective action is always unjust.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.