Who, being loved, is poor?
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
There is no sin except stupidity.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
It is always the unreadable that occurs.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.