What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
Of children as of procreation-the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.
Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.
Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
What a man enjoys about a woman's clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them
The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish
Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in Old Maid; the player who is finally left with it has lost.
If politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be
Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.
We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.
I put the words down and push them a bit.
Words should be an intense pleasure just as leather should be to a shoemaker
What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
I haven't been to sleep for over a year. That's why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep.
To know and love another human being is the root of all wisdom
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.
You could appreciate the beauty of the world by trying to paint it.