Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
It ain't over 'til it's over.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.