Kant's style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.
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.
If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.