Earth knows no desolation. She smells regeneration in the moist breath of decay.
There is nothing the body suffers which the soul may not profit by.
A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
Who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.
Caricature is rough truth.
The debts we owe ourselves are the hardest to pay.
Poetry is talking on tiptoe.
We are betrayed by what is false within
We never know what's in us till we stand by ourselves.
Speech is the small change of silence.
How many a thing which we cast to the ground, When others pick it up, becomes a gem!
What a woman thinks of women is the test of her nature.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
The man who has no mind of his own lends it to the priests.
Observation is the most enduring of the pleasures of life.
God's rarest blessing is, after all, a good woman!
Friendship, I fancy, means one heart between two.
Always imitate the behaviour of the winners when you lose.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism.
My religion of life is always to be cheerful.
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
As we to the brutes, poets are to us.
Memoirs are the backstairs of history.
Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting: So were it with me if forgetting could be willed. Tell the grassy hollow that holds the bubbling well-spring, Tell it to forget the source that keeps it filled.
Published memoirs indicate the end of a man's activity, and that he acknowledges the end.
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