If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
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- He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.
- Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
- Rejoice that you have still have a long time to live, before the thought comes to you that there is nothing more in the world to see.
- To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed — That can make life a garden.
- All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
- Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.