He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it.
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
The Riviera isn't only a sunny place for shady people.
Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less.
It's no good trying to keep up old friendships. It's painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches tolerance.
Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
Almost all the people who have had most effect on me I seem to have met by chance.
.. Religion is..a conspiracy of.. Priests to gain control over the people.. - p.192
If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie.