When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.