Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job.
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Habits in writing as in life are only useful if they are broken as soon...
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the...
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to...
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by...
The writer is more concerned to know than to judge.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
No egoism is so insufferable as that of the Christian with regard to his soul.
It's very hard to be a gentleman and a writer.
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It is unsafe to take your reader for more of a fool than he is.
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Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Sentimentality is the only sentiment that rubs you the wrong way.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The...
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the...