There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
That which costs little is less valued.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.