A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
The future ain't what it used to be.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.