Kant’s style is so heavy that after his pure reason, the reader longs for unreasonableness.
Home is where I work, and I work everywhere.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.
Justice is to be found only in imagination.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
The truthful man is usually a liar.
Good wishes alone will not ensure peace.
Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.
It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not.
Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.
A heart can no more be forced to love than a stomach can be forced to digest food by persuasion.
Worry is the stomach’s worst poison.
Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
Lying is the greatest of all sins.