If you do your fair day’s work, you are certain to get your fair day’s wage – in praise or pudding, whichever happens to suit your taste.
If you wish to preserve your secret, wrap it up in frankness.
I go into my library and all history unrolls before me.
There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.
We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass: That is a thing to weep for, not the dead.
Everything is sweetened by risk.
If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race.