A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Moonlight is sculpture.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.