Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich
Quote by Oscar Wilde
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
One can give a really unbiased opinion only about things that do not interest one
Thinking is the most unhealthy thing in the world, and people die of it just...
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and...
Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are
Nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not...
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of...
His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use...
I have made an important discovery... that alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, produces all the...
Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other...
Good taste is the excuse I've always given for leading such a bad life.
Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if...
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
From the point of view of literature Mr. Kipling is a genius who drops his...
I this day was spectator of the most magnificent Triumph that certainly ever floted on...
To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and...