Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
Woman begins by resisting a man’s advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it’s impossible to count them accurately.
What is a fashion? From the artistic point of view, it is usually a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
There is no sin except stupidity.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
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