Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
A quart of doubt to an ounce of truth is the safest brew.
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.
We must know the measure of a man's desires before we can sound the depth of his regrets.
People get to like a soul, but a satisfactory hat makes an impression at first sight.
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.
To die for one's great ideas is glorious - and easy. The horror is to outlive them. That is our worst capability.
Conscience is the name which the orthodox give to their prejudices.
Talking to you is only thinking to myself - made easier.
What is beautiful is right: what is unbeautiful is wrong.
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.
When a man forgets his ideals he may hope for happiness, but not till then.
It is our imagination, not our conscience, which makes us better than the beasts of the field.
In life there are no Unities, but three Incomprehensibles: Destiny, Man, and Woman.
All forced virtue is degrading in it effect.
All is vanity, and discovering it - the greatest vanity.
There never was a woman so ill-suited to public life as I am. I have had to whip myself, as it were, into society, and the loneliness of it all has been terrific.
Faults! I adore faults! I can never find too many in any creature.
Men astonish themselves far more than they astonish their friends.
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.
A statesman's words, like butcher's meat, should be well weighed.
Those who have made unhappy marriages walk on stilts, while the happy ones are on a level with the crowd. No one sees 'em!
love comes to man through his senses - to woman through her imagination.
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