Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
All for one, one for all, that is our device.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.
He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door.
It is neccessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
Nothing succeeds like success.
It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
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