The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room.
I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
What is literature compared with cooking? The one is shadow, the other is substance.
There are two words for everything.
A genius is a man who does unique things of which nobody would expect him to be capable.
Women who make men talk better than they are accustomed to are always popular.
Every saint has a bee in his halo.
The world no doubt is the best or most serviceable schoolmaster; but the world's curriculum does not include Latin and Greek.
The trouble with marriage is that, while every woman is at heart a mother, every man is at heart a bachelor.
I am a believer in punctuality though it makes me very lonely
One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.
Human nature is rarely so amusing as when trying to get a house off its hands. Women at this task can be untruthful enough, but their untruth lacks the infusion of candor which a skillful male liar can introduce.
The art of life is to show your hand.
What kind of life a dog . . . acquires. I have sometimes tried to imagine by kneeling or lying full length on the ground and looking up. The world then becomes strangely incomplete; one sees little but legs.
The French never allow a distinguished son of France to lack a statue.
To set but a low value upon toast is to expose one's deficiencies in right appreciation.
You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do.
Aig [F.-M. Sir Douglas Haig] 'e don't say much; 'e don't, so to say, say nothin'; but what 'e don't say don't mean nothin', not 'arf. But when 'e do say something--my Gawd!
Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
There is no diplomacy like candor.
A horse's eye disquiets me: it has an expression of alarm that may at any moment be translated into action.
In betting on races, there are two elements that are never lacking - hope as hope, and an incomplete recollection of the past.
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