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A best-seller is the gilded tomb of a mediocre talent.   Life
A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one ...   Life
A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love ...   Life
All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring va...   Life
Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as...   Life
Don't laugh at a youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one ...   Life
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained l...   Life
Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulg...   Life
How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!   Life
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than si...   Success
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a d...   Life
If you are losing your leisure, look out! You are losing your soul.   Life
If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.   Life
If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.   Life
It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich p...   Life
It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.   Life
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to ...   Life
Most people sell their souls, and live with a good conscience on the p...   Life
Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers.   Life
Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our pa...   Life
People before the public live an imagined life in the thought of other...   Life
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.   Life
Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.   Life
Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don't have to go out and enjo...   Life
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of ol...   Age
The lusts and greeds of the body scandalize the Soul; but it has to co...   Life
The newest books are those that never grow old.   Life
The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.   Life
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.   Life
The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it ar...   Life
Then I though of reading - the nice and subtle happiness of reading .....   Life
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of ...   Life
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want, a...   Life
There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can ...   Life
This nice and subtle happiness of reading, this joy not chilled by age...   Life
Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that ther...   Life
To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich and not behave as ...   Life
We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while to the o...   Life
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty, and never see the...   Nature
What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.   Life
What I like in a good author isn't what he says, but what he whispers.   Life
What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for...   Life
What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've ...   Life
What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of...   Life
What's more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't...   Life
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very ...   Life