I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.
For every why he had a wherefore.
Bodily offspring I do not leave, but mental offspring I do. Well, my books do not have to be sent to school and college, and then insist on going into the church, or take to drinking, or marry their mother's maid.
The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.
Sight and all the other senses are only modes of touch.
Faith: You can do very little with it, but you can do nothing without it.
The family: I believe more unhappiness comes from this source than from any other—I mean the attempt to prolong family connection unduly, and to make people hang together artificially who would never naturally do so.
The better part of valour is indiscretion.