I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself.

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills; and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.