A writer is rarely so well inspired as when he talks about
All the historical books which contain no lies are
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when He did
not want to sign.
His sole concern with work was
considering how he might best avoid it.
Ignorance and error are necessary to life, like bread
Ignorance is the condition necessary, I do not say for
happiness, but for existence itself. If we knew all, we
could not endure life for an hour.
It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them. The
only books I have in my library are those that other folks
have lent me.
The good critic is he who narrates the adventures of his
soul among masterpieces.
The man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears, for
anything from the uncertain events of the future.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple.
Take it and copy it.