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A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to...   Life
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have c...   Life
A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more tha...   Life
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dep...   Life
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones wh...   Life
Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighte...   Life
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the...   Life
Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of p...   Life
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?   Life
Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; ...   Life
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in ...   Life
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let o...   Life
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiven...   Life
It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not wha...   Life
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.   Nature
Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.   Life
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; jo...   Life
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.   Life
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teac...   Life
No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.   Life
Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder ...   Life
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatua...   Life
Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs ...   Life
The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his ...   Life
The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that...   Art
The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized,...   Life
The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get ...   Life
The headmistress was an able instructress in French and history and we...   Life
The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a commo...   Life
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.   Life
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always...   Life
The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other...   Life
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.   Life
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.   Life
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one ano...   Life
Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. I...   Life
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.   Life
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.   Life
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embr...   Life
When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to...   Life
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.   Life
Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brin...   Life
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.   Life