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.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.