I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.
Vigilance is the virtue of vice.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
To generous souls every task is noble.
Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.
Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
Everybody is ignorant -- only on different subjects.
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t.
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.