Who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
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- He who surpasses or subdues mankind, must look down on the hate of those below.
- I am so convinced of the advantages of looking at mankind instead of reading about them, and of the bitter effects of staying at home with all the narrow prejudices of an Islander, that I think there should be a law amongst us to set our young men abroad for a term among the few allies our wars have left us.
- Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
- But I hate things all fiction… there should always be some foundation of fact for the most airy fabric — and pure invention is but the talent of a liar.
- If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go mad. As to that regular, uninterrupted love of writing. I do not understand it. I feel it as a torture, which I must get rid of, but never as a pleasure. On the contrary, I think composition a great pain.
- In general I do not draw well with literary men — not that I dislike them but I never know what to say to them after I have praised their last publication.