Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
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.
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.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.