A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.
Better the rule of One, whom all obey, than to let clamorous demagogues betray our freedom with the kiss of anarchy.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about nowadayssaying things against one, behind one's back, that are absolutely and entirely true.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Starvation, not sin, is the parent of modern crime.
Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
All great ideas are dangerous.