The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
An idea is salvation by imagination
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.