He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Nothing is black or white.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.