The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
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.
Common sense is not so common.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.