Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
Power does not corrupt men fools however if they get into a position of power corrupt power.
If women were particular about men's characters they would never get married at all.
Choose silence of all virtues for by it you hear other men's imperfections and conceal your own.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
All my life affection has been showered upon me and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Miracles in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire the other is to get it.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
A little learning is a dangerous thing but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.