No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
A lie never lives to be old.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.