Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Sunlight is painting.
Common sense is not so common.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
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.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Each soul is potentially divine.