We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Success: Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind and it didn't seem to matter.
All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.
Truth is the strong compost in which beauty may sometimes germinate
From now until the end of time no one else will ever see life with my eyes, and I mean to make the best of my chance.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
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