I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.
Rome is one enormous mausoleum. There, the Past lies visibly stretched upon his bier. There is no today or tomorrow in Rome; it is perpetual yesterday.
They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.
No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird’s throat; Since Eden’s freshness and man’s fall No rose has been original.
There must be such a thing as a child with average ability, but you can’t find a parent who will admit that it is his child.
War is not, in itself, a condition so much as the symptom of a condition – that of international anarchy.
The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
Civilization is the lamb’s skin in which barbarism masquerades.
The ocean moans over dead men’s bones.