The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
I don't say 'Tis impossible for an impudent man not to rise in the world, but a moderate merit with a large share of impudence is more probable to be advanced than the greatest qualifications without it.
It is better to believe that a man does possess good qualities than to assert that he does not.
When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says 'After all, I'm only human.'
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
I'm a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don't need to do them as much, these days.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.