All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.
His loathsomeness, too, was abject, so that a simply disgusting person would have appeared noble by his side.
In art, as in no other endeavor, there is meaning apart from success.
It is respectable to have no illusions, and safe, and profitable and dull.
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.
The onlookers see most of the game.