Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Being will not have magnitude, if it is substance. For each of the two parts must be in a different sense.
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.