Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But… it is better to be good than to be ugly.
In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
Life is far too important to be taken seriously.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
True friends stab you in the front.
It is always the unreadable that occurs.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
For a sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.
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.
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
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