Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.
The worst vice of a fanatic is his sincerity
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.
A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not look ugly.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Only the shallow know themselves
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
In all pointed sentences some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy.