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.
Be that self which one truly is.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Sunlight is painting.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.