Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
I can resist everything except temptation.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating – people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
Those whom the gods love grow young.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
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