The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It...
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it...
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use...
Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless,...
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far...
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of...
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women have a more subtle instinct:...
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than...
Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always...
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict,...