All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours. Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.
God was satisfied with his own work, and that is fatal.