No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.
Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
The heart was made to be broken.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
True friends stab you in the front.