Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
Charity creates a multitude of sins.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised.
There’s nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It’s a thing no married man knows anything about.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn’t. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
There is always something infinitely mean about other people’s tragedies.
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
The only way to atone for being occasionally a little over-dressed is by being always absolutely over-educated.
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