When you list four sources in a footnote, you have forty; when you list three, you have three.
If it had been your exact thought you would have used my exact words.
To write is to attempt to assemble a serviceable cottage from the ruins of the castle of thought.
To be paid for opinions corrupts; and to be paid for particular opinions corrupts absolutely.
It takes a lot of time and trouble to write a bad book.
There are ways of putting things, and each way is a different thing.
Two hundred years ago to call a man a poet implied that he was a god; today it implies that he is a fool.
The reader will often reject, when it is explained and argued for, what he would swallow if it were stated baldly and unadorned.
Less garbage was written when it had to be written by hand.
You may not get the size of audience you deserve, but you always get the kind.
Omit, in order of ascending importance, superfluous words, sentences, paragraphs, articles, chapters, and books.