[A] ny fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it.
When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood it is hard to shake hands with her.
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
True friends stab you in the front
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the LUXURY of an emotion without paying for it.
The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the LUXURY of a regret.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what world calls a romance
Nothing spoils a romance so much as a sense of humour in the woman.
Those whom the gods love grow young.
Authority is quite degrading.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
No crime is vulgar, but all vulgarity is crime