Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life.
Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of illusions.
It is to be remarked that a good many people are born curiously unfitted for the fate waiting them on this earth.
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
The way of even the most jusitifiable revolution is prepared by personal impulses disguised into creeds.
I don't like work... but I like what is in work the chance to find yourself. Your own reality for yourself, not for others which no other man can ever know.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Words, as is well known, are great foes of reality.
Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it.
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.
The mind of man is capable of anythingbecause everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
How does one kill fear, I wonder How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by the spectral throat
The discovery of America was the occasion of the greatest outburst of cruelty and reckless greed known in history.
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward upon the miseries and credulities of mankind
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation
Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
All a man can betray is his conscience
The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind
You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.
The future is of our own making - and the most striking characteristic of the century is just that development
God is for men and religion is for women