Not on morality, but on cookery, let us build our stronghold: there brandishing our frying-pan, as censer, let us offer sweet incense to the Devil, and live at ease on the fat things he has provided for his elect!
The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully.
A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.
No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.
Category: Critics And Criticism
There are but two ways of paying debt: Increase of industry in raising income, increase of thrift in laying out.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
The depth of our despair measures what capability and height of claim we have to hope.
The devil has his elect.
The eternal stars shine out as soon as it is dark enough.
No sooner is your ocean filled, than he grumbles that it might have been of better vintage. Try him with half of a Universe, of an Omnipotence, he sets to quarrelling with the proprietor of the other half, and declares himself the most maltreated of men. Always there is a black spot in our sunshine: it is even as I said, the Shadow of Ourselves.
Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.
The fearful unbelief is unbelief in yourself.
Do the duty which lies nearest to you, the second duty will then become clearer.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
If there be no enemy there's no fight. If no fight, no victory and if no victory there is no crown.