Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.
The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected.
All good Literature rests primarily on insight.
Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
Good writers are of necessity rare.
Insight is the first condition of Art.
If you feel yourself to be above the mass, speak so as to raise the mass to the height of your argument.
All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight, or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
Literature delivers tidings of the world within and the world without.