Necessity dispenseth with decorum.
An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write; but how shall I begin? For I’m sure I have not original in me, Excepting Original Sin.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Be sure your wisest words are those you do not say.
The sea complains upon a thousand shores.
Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Ah, who can tell how hard it is to climb the steep where Fame’s proud temple shines afar?
I don’t pretend to understand the Universe – it’s a great deal bigger than I am.