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.
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.
The noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.
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.
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.
There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
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.
Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
People in hotels strike no roots. The French phrase for chronic hotel guests even says so; they are called dwellers sur la branche.
Readers of novels are a strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture to bet.
Suspicion of happiness is in our blood.
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!
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.
To set but a low value upon toast is to expose one's deficiencies in right appreciation.
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