Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
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.
Talking to you is only thinking to myself - made easier.
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.
Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices.
What is beautiful is right: what is unbeautiful is wrong.
Men are all the same. They always think that something they are going to get is better than what they have got.
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.
All is vanity, and discovering it - the greatest vanity.
All forced virtue is degrading in it effect.
In life there are no Unities, but three Incomprehensibles: Destiny, Man, and Woman.
It is our imagination, not our conscience, which makes us better than the beasts of the field.
There is no misery quite so wearing as the misery of a false position. It seems to slay the body and the soul.
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.
Faults! I adore faults! I can never find too many in any creature.
Men astonish themselves far more than they astonish their friends.
We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets.
A statesman's words, like butcher's meat, should be well weighed.
Those who have made unhappy marriages walk on stilts, while the happy ones are on a level with the crowd. No one sees 'em!
When a man forgets his ideals he may hope for happiness, but not till then.
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