If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too
Genius is talent provided with ideals.
The crown of literature is poetry.
A dictator must fool all the people all the time and there's only one way to do that, he must also fool himself.
We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it; but the young know they are wretched, for they are full of the truthless ideals which have been instilled into them, and each time they come in contact with the real they are bruised and wounded.
Marriage is a very good thing, but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.
The well-dressed man is he whose clothes you never notice.
I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
You can\'t learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.