'That is indisputable,' was the answer, 'but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.'
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
It is with books as with men: A very small number play a great part, the rest are lost in the multitude.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
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