I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.
Skepticism means, not intellectual doubt alone, but moral doubt.
Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
A force as of madness in the hands of reason has done all that was ever done in the world.
There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.
The soul gives unity to what it looks at with love.
France was a long despotism tempered by epigrams.
The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
In books lies the soul of the whole past time.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.