He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.