Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
All the walks of literature are infested with mendicants for fame, who attempt to excite our interest by exhibiting all the distortions of their intellects and stripping the covering from all the putrid sores of their feelings.
[I can] scarcely write upon mathematics or mathematicians. Oh for words to express my abomination of the science.
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
The Orientals have another word for accident; it is "kismet,"--fate.