A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
It's no use growing older if you only learn new ways of misbehaving yourself.
A woman who takes her husband about with her everywhere is like a cat that goes on playing with a mouse long after she's killed it.
We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other wedded couples they sometimes live apart.
Life is full of its disappointments, and I suppose the art of being happy is to disguise them as illusions.
Poverty keeps together more homes than it breaks up.
He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.
There is no easy in the world neither hard everything is the same in a way.
Women and elephants never forget an injury.
The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.
He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
Confront a child, a puppy, and a kitten with a sudden danger; the child will turn instinctively for assistance, the puppy will grovel in abject submission, the kitten will brace its tiny body for a frantic resistance.
Never be a pioneer. It's the early Christian that gets the fattest lion.
People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes.
I hate posterity - it's so fond of having the last word.
Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like - and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres.
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
I always say beauty is only sin deep.
His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect.
Monogamy is the Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistresses.
Hating anything in the way of ill-natured gossip ourselves, we are always grateful to those who do it for us and do it well.
Children are given us to discourage our better emotions.
It occurred to me that I would like to be a poet. The chief qualification, I understand is that you must be born. Well, I hunted up my birth certificate, and found that I was all right on that score.
Find yourself a cup; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things.
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