Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others.
The life of every person is like a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
Whenever you take a step forward, you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground. You trample upon things. When a whole society moves forward, this trampling is on a much bigger scale;
Pleasure is the only thing one should live for, nothing ages like happiness.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
Beauty is something that burns the hand when you touch it.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
God is the King. In him exists all legal authority.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
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