Nothing is to be had for gold but mediocrity
Reading is thinking with someone else's head instead of one's own
There is something in us wiser than our head
A sense of humor is the only divine quality of man
Intellect is invisible to the man who has none
Style is what gives value and currency to thoughts.
First it is ridiculed,Second it is violently opposed,-finally it is accepted as self evident
Our first ideas of life are generally taken from fiction rather than fact.
No one can transcend their own individuality.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly.
Honor means that a man is not exceptional fame, that he is. Fame is something which must be won honor, only something which must not be lost.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
To free a person from error is to give, and not to take away.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.
In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties.
Because people have no thoughts to deal in, they deal cards, and try and win one another's money. Idiots
The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask for.
The greatest achievements of the human mind are generally received with distrust.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.