Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants.
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.
Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
Mysteries are feminine; they like to veil themselves but still want to be seen and divined.
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
When reason and unreason come into contact, an electrical shock occurs. This is called polemics.