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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.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Children begin by loving their parents, after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
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.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
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.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
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.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly.
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love women like to be a man’s last romance.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
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.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it I can resist everything but temptation.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
There is no sin except stupidity.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
True friends stab you in the front.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you have never had the courage to commit.