Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
Fortune favors the audacious.
Humility is truth.
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
You only live a short time… and you are dead a long time.
Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.