I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.