When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
The world remains ever the same.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.
If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.