All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.