A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
A jug fills drop by drop.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
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.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Humility is attentive patience.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.