To a woman without property or marketable talent a husband is more necessary than a master to a dog.
People with weak hearts are the tyrants of...family life.
A miracle is an impossible thing that is nevertheless possible
...we are made wise not by the recollections of our past, but by the responsabilities of our future.
...every dream could be willed into creation by those strong enough to believe in it.
Unhappiness is a warning to move on, not to sit down.
Unless the highest court can be set in motion by the humblest individual justice is a mockery.
There are discussions in which the poker is the only possible argument.
If you begin to sacrificing yourself to those you love, you will end by hating those to whom you have sacrificed yourself.
The love of fairplay is the spectator's virtue, not the principal's.
We say that Time is Money. It is civilization, art, literature, leisure, pleasure: in shor, life more abundant.
...fine art is the only teacher except torture.
The writer who aimes at producing the platitudes which are "not for an age, but for all time" has his reward in being unreadable in all ages....
Great works in fiction are the ardous victories of great minds over great imaginations.
Development must come from the centre, not from the periphery.
Have you not found your best friend in yourself ?
ive a man health and a couse to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
If a person is a bare fool, the folly will get worse, not better, by a long life's practice.
Nothing can be unconditioned: consequently nothing can be free.
If you do as everyone does and think as everyone thinks you will get on very well with your neighbours, but you will suffer all their illnesses and stupidites. If you think and act otherwise you must suffer their dislike and persecution.
People marry for companionship, not for debauchery.