Public opinion is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience to itself; it requires us to drink other men's thoughts, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.