Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Those whom the gods love grow young.
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.