The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
To get back one's youth one has merely to repeat one's follies
Who, being loved, is poor?
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement
To get into the best society nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
I like men who have a future and women who have a past
Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex
Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.