Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
You use a glass mirror to see your face you use works of art to see your soul.
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
The greatest thing in life is to die young - but delay it as long as possible.
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
Success covers a multitude of blunders.
The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.