Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
I cannot consistently, with self respect, do other than I have, namely, to deliberately violate an act which seems to me to be a denial of everything which ideally and in practice I hold sacred.
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
Therefore it is essential that some means should be sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
We are beaten, we will make no bones about it; but we are not too badly beaten still to fight.
The land of Ireland for the people of Ireland.
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.