The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
Quote by Oscar Wilde
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would...
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead
My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's.
Conversation should touch everything, but should concentrate itself on nothing.
I sometimes think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability
To love one's self is the beginning of a life-long romance
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument...
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.
I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is...
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than...
Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose....
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
Hatred is blind, as well as love.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can...
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves...