She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars.
To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man.
What clever man has ever needed to commit a crime? Crime is the last resort of political half-wits.
The bold defiance of a woman is the certain sign of her shame, - when she has once ceased to blush, it is because she has too much to blush for.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
Mistrust first impulses; they are nearly always good.
The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable and to expedite its occurrence.
Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows.
The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.