| Every shot that kills ricochets.
| Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
| It's the people who try to be clever who never are; the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
| Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day, and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have death renewed every morning; and life at that price is not worth living.
| The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
| But paying is part of the game of life: it is the joy of buying that we crave.
| There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do. There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
| There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.
| Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
| She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
| For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
| Tomorrow is no man's gift.
| It is not the broken heart that kills, but broken pride, monseigneur.
| Every man should have laws of his own, I should think; commandments of his own, for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work - or worry.
| He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
| There is no influence like the influence of habit.
| War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
| Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
| Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose.
| In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.