Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.

The theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts.

When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.

Children always turn to the light.

No one but a fool is always right.

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.