The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Dare to risk public criticism.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.