"A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass."
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"There's none so blind as they that won't see."
"It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers"
"Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day."
"Blood will tell, but often it tells too much."
"Blood alone moves the wheels of history."
"The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito."
"A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood."
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church."
"When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty."
"How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!"
"Dreading that climax of all human ills the inflammation of his weekly bills."
"I did send to you for certain sums of gold, which you denied me."
"Biography is one of the new terrors of death."
"When my journal appears, many statues must come down."
"Biography should be written by an acute enemy."
"Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography."
"Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense."
"A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one."
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies."
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