The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract.
Politics is not a bad professionn. If you succeed, there are many rewards. If you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.
The wise man must be wise before, not after.
Magic doesn't come to those who don't expect it.
Curses are like processions. They return to the place from which they came.
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
It is possible to fail in many ways, while to succeed is possible only in one way.
Insects do not sting out of malice but because they also want to live. Likewise our critics: they want our blood, not our pain.