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A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of no...   Life
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.   Life
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is abs...   Life
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.   Life
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of ficti...   Life
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.   Poetry
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.   Life
A true friend stabs you in the front.   Life
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.   Art
Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.   Life
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.   Life
All art is quite useless.   Life
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.   Poetry
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imit...   Art
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man doe...   Life
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.   Forgiveness
Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.   Life
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.   Life
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence with...   Life
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at a...   Life
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exa...   Life
Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convinci...   Life
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known...   Life
As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, s...   Life
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascinat...   Life
As yet, Bernard Shaw hasn't become prominent enough to have any enemie...   Life
At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials.   Life
Beauty is a form of genius - is higher, indeed, than genius, as it nee...   Life
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passio...   Life
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The o...   Life
Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.   Life
Biography lends to death a new terror.   Life
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in to...   Life
Charity creates a multitude of sins.   Life
Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; ...   Life
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the ...   Life
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the...   Life
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.   Life
Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.   Life
Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative   Life
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.   Life
Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for...   Life
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell y...   Life
Each class preaches the importance of those virtues it need not exerci...   Life
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time ...   Education
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artis...   Art
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.   Life
Everything popular is wrong.   Life
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.   Experience
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.   Experience
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it ...   Life
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basi...   Life
Hatred is blind, as well as love.   Life
He hadn't a single redeeming vice.   Life
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.   Life
He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry ...   Poetry
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothi...   Life
He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality ...   Life
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on trea...   Marriage
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far...   Life
How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is wo...   Life
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It i...   Life
I am not young enough to know everything.   Life
I can resist everything except temptation.   Life
I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their g...   Life
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often con...   Life
I have nothing to declare except my genuis.   Life
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.   Life
I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicke...   Life
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sens...   Life
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.   Life
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immedi...   Life
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives....   Life
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ...   Life
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a b...   Life
I think that God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.   Life
I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead.   Life
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no us...   Life
If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to ...   Life
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad musi...   Life
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble i...   Life
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.   Life
If you meet at dinner a man who has spent his life in educating himsel...   Life
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you ...   Life
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.   Life
In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.   Life
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs...   Life
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older t...   Life
In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is s...   Life
In every first novel the hero is the author as Christ or Faust.   Life
In married life three is company and two none.   Life
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless inform...   Life
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either cha...   Life
It is an odd thing, but every one who disappears is said to be seen at...   Life
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to b...   Life
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.   Life
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all sc...   Life
It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying th...   Life
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfe...   Life
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you wi...   Life
Its failings notwithstanding, there is much to be said in favor of jou...   Life
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden wh...   Life
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far...   Life
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.   Life
Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns....   Life
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.   Life
Life is never fair, and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that...   Life
Life is too important to be taken seriously.   Life
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called...   Life
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask,...   Life
Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.   Life
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's ...   Life
Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, ca...   Life
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.   Life
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we person...   Life
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by remindi...   Life
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinio...   Life
Most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when ...   Life
Mrs. Allonby: No man does. That is his.   Life
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.   Music
Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's ne...   Life
My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that ...   Life
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he wou...   Art
No man is rich enough to buy back his past.   Life
No object is so beautiful that, under certain conditions, it will not ...   Life
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calc...   Life
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the...   Life
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.   Life
Nothing makes one so vain as being told one is a sinner. Conscience ma...   Life
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a gr...   Life
Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out.   Life
Of course America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it ha...   Life
Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an op...   Life
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down ever...   Life
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are ...   Life
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marr...   Life
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.   Life
One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should b...   Life
Only the shallow know themselves.   Life
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are in...   Life
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each on...   Life
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.   Life
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would ...   Life
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.   Life
Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.   Life
Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are.   Life
Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the rem...   Life
Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity.   Life
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others t...   Life
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.   Life
She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. T...   Life
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.   Life
Some of these people need ten years of therapy -ten sentences of mine ...   Life
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.   Success
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.   Life
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world i...   Life
The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.   Life
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is...   Life
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - The unspeakable ...   Life
The General was essentially a man of peace, except of course in his do...   Life
The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction me...   Life
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.   Life
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is t...   Life
The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.   Life
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for...   Life
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the yo...   Life
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception abso...   Life
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of...   Life
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resis...   Life
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is w...   Life
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except wha...   Life
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except geni...   Forgiveness
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.   Life
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charg...   Life
The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and t...   Life
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.   Life
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.   Life
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoy...   Life
The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily m...   Life
The world is divided into two classes, those who believe the incredibl...   Life
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating - people...   Life
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one want...   Life
There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, theo...   Life
There is no sin except stupidity.   Life
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well w...   Life
There is no such thing as an omen. Destiny does not send us heralds. S...   Life
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It...   Life
There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.   Life
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and tha...   Life
These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing...   Life
They afterwards took me to a dancing saloon where I saw the only ratio...   Life
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.   Life
Those whom the gods love grow young.   Life
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.   Life
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks...   Life
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.   Life
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To...   Life
True friends stab you in the front.   Friendship
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.   Life
What we have to do, what at any rate it is our duty to do, is to reviv...   Life
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except c...   Life
When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husban...   Life
When good Americans die they go to Paris.   Life
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in ...   Life
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.   Life
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.   Life
Who, being loved, is poor?   Love
Why was I born with such contemporaries?   Life
Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his re...   Life
Women are made to be loved, not understood.   Life
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the d...   Life
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.   Life
Yet each man kills the thing he loves, by each let this be heard, some...   Life