Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Once you label me you negate me.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.