Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets.
A quart of doubt to an ounce of truth is the safest brew.
People get to like a soul, but a satisfactory hat makes an impression at first sight.
Disillusions all come from within ... from the failure of some dear and secret hope. The world makes no promises; we only dream it does; and when we wake, we cry!
entertainment for entertainment's sake is the most expensive form of death ...
If the gods have no sense of humor they must weep a great deal.
To die for one's great ideas is glorious - and easy. The horror is to outlive them. That is our worst capability.
love comes to man through his senses - to woman through her imagination.
To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life.
Talking to you is only thinking to myself - made easier.
What is beautiful is right: what is unbeautiful is wrong.
Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices.
Why should we refuse the happiness this hour gives us, because some other hour might take it away?
An artist is a person who thinks more than there is to think, feels more than there is to feel, and sees more than there is to see.
There is no misery quite so wearing as the misery of a false position. It seems to slay the body and the soul.
It is our imagination, not our conscience, which makes us better than the beasts of the field.
In life there are no Unities, but three Incomprehensibles: Destiny, Man, and Woman.
All forced virtue is degrading in it effect.
All is vanity, and discovering it - the greatest vanity.
There never was a woman so ill-suited to public life as I am. I have had to whip myself, as it were, into society, and the loneliness of it all has been terrific.
Faults! I adore faults! I can never find too many in any creature.
Men are all the same. They always think that something they are going to get is better than what they have got.
When a man forgets his ideals he may hope for happiness, but not till then.
A statesman's words, like butcher's meat, should be well weighed.
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