| Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
| The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
| There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
| 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.
| A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
| 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.
| Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
| Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
| Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
| I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.
| To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
| Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
| It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
| Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
| Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
| It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
| The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
| Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
| In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs forever and ever.
| 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.