Literature is an avenue to glory, ever open for those ingenious men who are deprived of honours or of wealth.
The most noble criticism is that in which the critic is not the antagonist so much as the rival of the author.
After all, it is style alone by which posterity will judge of a great work, for an author can have nothing truly his own but his style.
Many men of genius must arise before a particular man of genius can appear.
Certain it is that their power increased always in an exact proportion to the weakness of the Caliphate, and, without doubt, in some of the most distracted periods of the Arabian rule, the Hebrew Princes rose into some degree of local and temporary importance.
The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation.
Quotations, like much better things, has its abuses.