There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Charity creates a multitude of sins.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.