To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.
Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.
There is work that is work and there is play that is play; there is play that is work and work that is play. And in only one of these lies happiness.
Without bigots, eccentrics, cranks and heretics the world would not progress.
When the waitress puts the dinner on the table, the old men look at the dinner. The young men look at the waitress.
I never saw a purple cow;
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.
Men like to pursue an elusive woman like a cake of wet soap - even men who hate baths.
Her heart is older than her head; yea, her emotion is the mother of her reason
To take the world as one finds it
A woman findeth in her last lover much of her first love; but a man seeth his next-to-the-last love, alway.
Count no matron happy until she hath passed thirty, and hath not waxed fat.
The temptation to vivify the tale and make it walk abroad on its own legs is hard to deny.
Ah, yes! I wrote the "Purple Cow" - I'm sorry, now, I wrote it! But I can tell you anyhow, I'll kill you if you quote it!
Repeat not the manner of a flirtation; for lo, all the world shall hear of it, and women will taunt thee.
The old say, "I remember when." The young say, "What's the news?"
It is in the blood of genius to love play for its own sake, and whether one uses one's skill on thrones or women, swords or pens, gold or fame, the game's the thing.
Verily, men do foolish things thoughtlessly, knowing not why; but no woman doeth aught without a reason.
A woman and a mouse, they carry a tale wherever they go.
Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful.
Most women have all other women as adversaries; most men have all other men as their allies.
Seek one woman whom thou canst trust, and to her who lovest thee best, tell thy secrets. She will deliver thee from the hands of strange women, she will expose their craft; and of her who flattereth thee, will she make known the reason.
If thou makest a statement concerning women, lo, she shall immediately try to disprove it straightway. She goeth by contraries.
A reproof entereth more into a woman of sense than an hundred compliments into a fool.
The world is full of women, and the women full of wile; so that a man, if he goeth not warily withal, shall surely fall a prey thereunto.
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