Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.
There is nothing so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can't set it right in the course of an afternoon.
All women are born evil. Some just realize their potential later in life than others.
To seek out in a world full of joy the one thing that is certain to give you pain, and hug it to your bosom with all your strength; that's the greatest human happiness.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Little by little, the pimps have taken over the world. They don't do anything, they don't make anything - they just stand there and take their cut.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
A man's name, title, and rank are artificial and impermanent; they do nothing to reveal what he really is, even to himself.
When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.
I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
Government defines the physical aspects of man by means of The Printed Form, so that for every man in the flesh there is an exactly corresponding man on paper.
If two people who love each other let a single instant wedge itself between them, it grows-it becomes a month, a year, a century; it becomes to late.
Close your eyes, all you see is yours.
One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
Everyone, when there's war in the air, learns to live in a new element: falsehood.
There are truths which can kill a nation.
Death holds no horrors. It is simply the ultimate horror of life.
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
Human beings are like timid punctuation marks sprinkled among the incomprehensible sentences of life.
Only the mediocre die always at their best. Real leaders are always improving - and raising their bar on how superbly they can perform and how quickly they can move.
I remember a time when a cabbage could sell itself by being a cabbage. Nowadays it’s no good being a cabbage – unless you have an agent and pay him a commission. Nothing is free anymore to sell itself or give itself away. These days, Countess, every cabbage has its pimp.
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
An agreement is never reached in love. The life of a wife and husband who love each other is never at rest. Whether the marriage is true or false, the marriage portion is the same: elemental discord.
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