Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.
Hearts live by being wounded.
One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.