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.
What is literature compared with cooking? The one is shadow, the other is substance.
I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
Women who make men talk better than they are accustomed to are always popular.
A genius is a man who does unique things of which nobody would expect him to be capable.
The world no doubt is the best or most serviceable schoolmaster; but the world's curriculum does not include Latin and Greek.
One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
I am a believer in punctuality though it makes me very lonely
The art of life is to show your hand.
Americans are people who prefer the Continent to their own country, but refuse to learn its languages.
You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well gained if you do.
The French never allow a distinguished son of France to lack a statue.
Every saint has a bee in his halo.
The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.
To set but a low value upon toast is to expose one's deficiencies in right appreciation.
Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
The trouble with marriage is that, while every woman is at heart a mother, every man is at heart a bachelor.
In betting on races, there are two elements that are never lacking - hope as hope, and an incomplete recollection of the past.
There are two words for everything.
The truth is the only thing worth having, and, in a civilized life, like ours, where so many risks are removed, facing it is almost the only courageous thing left to do.
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.
Readers of novels are a strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture to bet.
Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
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