In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.
My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot.
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
I will come out with my interpretation. If I'm wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take.
Nothing earthly will make me give up my work in despair.
That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.
To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society.
I will give you a definition of a proud man: he is a man who has neither vanity nor wisdom one filled with hatreds cannot be vain, neither can he be wise.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
I don't make demands. I don't tell you how it should be. I'll give you options, and it's up to you to select or throw 'em away. That should be the headline: If you're insecure, don't call.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
To give birth is a fearsome thing; there is no hating the child one has borne even when injured by it.
It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.