Young heads take example of the ancient.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Freedom is from within.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Dare to risk public criticism.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic