There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.
It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.
Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.
I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me, until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon. As soon as a generous man tries to help me out, a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting.
I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life.
He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
If you want to know about a man you can find out an awful lot by looking at who he married.
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
It is the eve of St. George's Day. Do you not know that tonight, when the clock strikes midnight, all the evil things in the world will have full sway?
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.