In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
God, that checkroom of our dreams.
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt..
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.