Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys.
His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground
A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
That is what the highest criticism really is, the record of one's own soul. It is more fascinating than history, as it is concerned simply with oneself. It is more delightful than philosophy, as its subject is concrete and not abstract, real and not vague. It is the only civilized form of autobiography.
Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.