Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
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.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Humility is attentive patience.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.