Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich.
The world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters.
I wish I could have skipped college.
Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.
Proper names are rigid designators.
Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.
Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man’s hut, as well as the palace of his superior.