A lawyer’s dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his property at the resurrection, and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
It is curious that money, which is the most valuable thing in life, excepis excipiendis, should be the most fatal corrupter of music, literature, painting and all the arts. As soon as any art is pursued with a view of money, then farewell, in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, all hope of genuine good work.
Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them.
To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.