A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Loyalty is still the same, whether it win or lose the game; true as a dial to the sun, although it be not shined upon.
One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage - but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.
To himself everyone is an immortal. He may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
God cannot alter the past, but historians can.
To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Faith - you can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.
The history of art is the history of revivals.
Let every man be true and every god a liar.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
A sense of humor keen enough to show a man his own absurdities will keep him from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those worth committing.
Let us eat and drink neither forgetting death unduly nor remembering it. The Lord hath mercy on whom he will have mercy, etc., and the less we think about it the better.
Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.
Life is like music it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.
Some men love truth so much that they seem to be in continual fear lest she should catch a cold on overexposure.
The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much about not being a thief any more. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
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