Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic - a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of...
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Experience is the name we give to our past mistakes
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with...
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when...
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a...
God's eternal laws are kind-and break the heart of stone.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
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...
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family...
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment...
A man's very highest moment is, I have no doubt at all, when he kneels...
The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
Laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens...
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best,...