Of all the inventions of man I doubt whether any was more easily accomplished than that of a Heaven.
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
Category: Human Nature
That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim.
If you are going to build something in the air it is always better to build castles than houses of cards.
Category: Ideals And Idealism
Ideas too are a life and a world.
I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested.
To do the opposite of something is also a form of imitation, namely an imitation of its opposite.
Man is always partial and is quite right to be. Even impartiality is partial.
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen.
If all else fails, the character of a man can be recognized by nothing so surely as by a jest which he takes badly.
Category: Jokes And Jokers
The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak.
Category: Journalism And Journalists
Erudition can produce foliage without bearing fruit.
Before we blame we should first see whether we cannot excuse.
It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.