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Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of…
Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
Some great men owe most of their greatness to the ability of detecting in those they destine for their tools the exact quality of strength…
As to honor – you know – it’s a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn’t theirs.
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man…
A man’s real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.
Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.
A modern fleet of ships does not so much make use of the sea as exploit a highway.
As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of…
The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage.
I don’t like work… but I like what is in work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself, not for…
You can’t, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking care of his own integrity. It is his clear duty.
For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been…
A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the…
Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.
A man’s most open actions have a secret side to them.
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves,…
You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters.
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