Mark this well, you proud men of action! you are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind.
The Bible is the great family chronicle of the Jews.
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
Category: Cries And Crying
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
God will forgive me, that's his business.
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
Oh what lies lurk in kisses!
Category: Kisses And Kissing
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Matrimony is the high sea for which no compass has yet to be invented.
In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.
In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.
Category: Politicians And Politics
The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel -- and all of them are right.