To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.