Conviction is the conscience of the mind.
I have three kinds of friends: those who love me, those who pay no attention to me, and those who detest me.
A person of intellect without energy added to it, is a failure.
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.
Eminence without merit earns deference without esteem.
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.
Last Update: 1 March 2021
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