The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim’s sympathies.
There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
Susceptibility to the highest forces is the highest genius.
I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics.
Simplicity is the most deceitful mistress that ever betrayed man.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
The proper study of mankind is woman.