We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.
To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot.
All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth – in a word, all those bodies which compose the frame of the world – have not any subsistence without a mind.
Any stigma, as the old saying is, will serve to beat a dogma.
A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself.
Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender.
So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken.
History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other.
Success is little more than a chemical compound of man with moment.