Evil always turns up in this world through some genius or other.
Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
Gaiety is a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.