A quart of doubt to an ounce of truth is the safest brew.
Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
All forced virtue is degrading in it effect.
People get to like a soul, but a satisfactory hat makes an impression at first sight.
love comes to man through his senses - to woman through her imagination.
We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets.
Disillusions all come from within ... from the failure of some dear and secret hope. The world makes no promises; we only dream it does; and when we wake, we cry!
If the gods have no sense of humor they must weep a great deal.
Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices.
Men are all the same. They always think that something they are going to get is better than what they have got.
When a man forgets his ideals he may hope for happiness, but not till then.
An artist is a person who thinks more than there is to think, feels more than there is to feel, and sees more than there is to see.
Men astonish themselves far more than they astonish their friends.
A man with a career can have no time to waste upon his wife and friends; he has to devote it wholly to his enemies.
It is our imagination, not our conscience, which makes us better than the beasts of the field.
Faults! I adore faults! I can never find too many in any creature.
A statesman's words, like butcher's meat, should be well weighed.
Entertainment for entertainment's sake is the most expensive form of death.
There is no misery quite so wearing as the misery of a false position. It seems to slay the body and the soul.
To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life.
I have always found that each step we take in life is to be regretted - if we once begin to wonder how many other steps might have been possible.
Those who have made unhappy marriages walk on stilts, while the happy ones are on a level with the crowd. No one sees 'em!
Women may be whole oceans deeper than we are, but they are also a whole paradise better. She may have got us out of Eden, but as a compensation she makes the earth very pleasant.
Why should we refuse the happiness this hour gives us, because some other hour might take it away?
In life there are no Unities, but three Incomprehensibles: Destiny, Man, and Woman.
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