Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
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.
Hearts live by being wounded.
Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Skepticism is the beginning of Faith.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.