From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
To succeed is nothing, it's an accident. but to feel no doubts about oneself is something very different: it is character.
Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or he will certainly misunderstand them.