Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Only the shallow know themselves.
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
It is always the unreadable that occurs.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.
In married life three is company and two none.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Everything popular is wrong.