Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.
Little by little, the pimps have taken over the world. They don't do anything, they don't make anything - they just stand there and take their cut.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.
Destiny is simply the relentless logic of each day we live.
Men should only believe half of what women say. But which half?
All women are born evil. Some just realize their potential later in life than others.
One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
There is nothing so wrong in this world that a sensible woman can't set it right in the course of an afternoon.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity, never of their husbands.
To seek out in a world full of joy the one thing that is certain to give you pain, and hug it to your bosom with all your strength; that's the greatest human happiness.
Close your eyes, all you see is yours.
If two people who love each other let a single instant wedge itself between them, it grows-it becomes a month, a year, a century; it becomes to late.
A man's name, title, and rank are artificial and impermanent; they do nothing to reveal what he really is, even to himself.
When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.
The man who discovers a woman's weakness is like the huntsman in the heat of the day who finds a cool spring. He wallows in it.
There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man.
An agreement is never reached in love. The life of a wife and husband who love each other is never at rest. Whether the marriage is true or false, the marriage portion is the same: elemental discord.
In times of death and famine, reason is on the side of the priests-who have their own kind of logic which cries for miracles and, on occasion, invents them.
Oh God, if you want women to never again raise their voices, then create an adult man!
Death is the next step after the pension-it's perpetual retirement without pay.
Only the mediocre die always at their best. Real leaders are always improving - and raising their bar on how superbly they can perform and how quickly they can move.
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