Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Be that self which one truly is.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
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.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Once you label me you negate me.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.