The first qualification for a historian is to have no ability to invent.
Your career will be a painful one. I divine something in you which offends the vulgar.
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.
A good book is an event in my life.
Chélan had acted as imprudently for Julien as he had for himself. He had given him the habit of reasoning correctly, and of not being put off by empty words, but he had neglected to tell him that this habit was a crime in the person of no importance, since every piece of logical reasoning is offensive.
After moral poisoning, one requires physical remedies and a bottle of champagne.
Far less envy in America than in France, and far less wit.
The first instrument of a people's genius is its language.