The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution
The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.
They are horribly tedious when they are good husbands, and abominably conceited when they are not.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience makes egotists of us all.
The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.
I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.
It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously.
I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity