Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own.
A man of genius can hardly be sociable, for what dialogues could indeed be so intelligent and entertaining as his own monologues?
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
The person who writes for fools is always sure of a large audience.
Genius is an intellect that has become unfaithful to its destiny.
Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit, genius hits a target no one else can see.
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