The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
The most distinguished persons become more revolutionary as they grow older.
I had patience with them for many ages: they tried me very sorely. They did terrible things: they embraced death, and said that eternal life was a fable. I stood amazed at the malice and destructiveness of the things I had made..