A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
Category: Men And Women
To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so.
Every man has his moral backside which he refrains from showing unless he has to and keeps covered as long as possible with the trousers of decorum.
It is a question whether, when we break a murderer on the wheel, we do not fall into the error a child makes when it hits the chair it has bumped into.
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
If people should ever start to do only what is necessary millions would die of hunger.
The American who first discovered Columbus made a bad discovery.
Category: New World
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
I have remarked very clearly that I am often of one opinion when I am lying down and of another when I am standing up...
Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.
A handful of soldiers is always better than a mouthful of arguments.