I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins… (read more)
A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.
I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has… (read more)
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
A new and valid idea is worth more than a regiment and fewer men can furnish the former than command… (read more)
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary… (read more)
Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.