The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting
Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of...
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong;...
The man never feels the want of what it never occurs to him to ask...
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same...
Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with great riches
I've never know any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than...
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on...
Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by...
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and...
Rascals are always sociable, more's the pity! and the chief sign that a man has...
To find out your real opinion of someone, judge the impression you have when you...
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.