Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
I can resist everything except temptation.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredible, and those who do the improbable.
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Mr. Henry James writes fiction as if it were a painful duty.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
There is no sin except stupidity.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.