If a man's fortune does not fit him, it is like the shoe in the story, if too large it trips him up, if too small it pinches him.
I hate the irreverent rabble and keep them far from me.
I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.
Anger is a short madness.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities, think carefully what your shoulders may refuse and what they are capable of bearing.