A good liar must have a good memory.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
That which costs little is less valued.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Give up trying to make me give up
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.