Characters never change. Opinions alter; characters are only developed.
Change is inevitable in a progressive country. Change is constant.
A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph.
An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
With words we govern men.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.
Everything in this world depends upon will.
He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and is always pilfered when dead.
The more extensive a man’s knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.