It has always been my practice to cast a long paragraph in a single mould, to try it by my ear, to deposit it in my memory, but to suspend the action of the pen till I had given the last polish to my work.
Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.
But the power of instruction is seldom of much efficacy, except in those happy dispositions where it is almost superfluous.
We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
All socialism involves slavery.
Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
I’m fulfilled in what I do. I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes – the finer things of life – would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.