Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
If, in New York, you arrive late for an appointment, say, I took a taxi
Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world
Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Talk of nothing but business, and dispatch that business quickly
If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny.
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know
There are deserts in every life, and the desert must be depicted if we are to give a fair and complete idea of the country.
All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain.
In literature, as in love, we are astonished at the choice made by other people
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.