It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
Kant's style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.