How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
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.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.