Hell is paved with good intention, not with bad ones. All men mean well.
Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance
Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.
The best brought-up children are those who have seen their parents as they are. Hypocrisy is not the parents' first duty.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
Changeable women are more enduring than monotonous ones. They are sometimes murdered but seldom deserted.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity