Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you...
A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at...
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Once you are married, there is nothing left for you, not even suicide.
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by...
The mark of a good action is that it appears inevitable in retrospect.
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on...
You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke...
The very flexibility and ease which make men's friendships so agreeable while they endure, make...
Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there...
Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
I regard you with an indifference closely bordering on aversion.
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and...
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean
I've a grand memory for forgetting.
Youth is wholly experimental
To many a man, and sometimes to a youth, there comes the opportunity to choose...
Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted