I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.
What position didn’t I play last season?
Science knows only one commandment – contribute to science.
What’s breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?
Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
Right is its own defense.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Grub first, then ethics.