Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.
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- The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all.
- It was a fatal day when the public discovered that the pen is mightier than the paving-stone, and can be made as offensive as the brickbat. They at once sought for the journalist, found him, developed him, and made him their industrious and well-paid servant. It is greatly to be regretted, for both their sakes.
- It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man’s deeper nature is soon found out.
- If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
- I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful.
- His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning. As a writer he has mastered everything except language.