"Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study."
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"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."
"You beat your Pate, and fancy Wit will come: Knock as you please, there's no body at home."
"My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director."
"An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture."
"Instinct is untaught ability."
"A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us."
"Instinct is the nose of the mind."
"A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend."
"It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves."
"Instinct. When the house burns one forgets even lunch. Yes, but one eats it later in the ashes."
"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget."
"An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man."
"In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."
"The more rational an institution is the less it suffers by making concessions to others."
"Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both."
"By indignities men come to dignities."
"Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance."
"Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it."
"Calumny is only the noise of madmen."
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