As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.
A little smoke lost in the air, that was the life of a man.
Never pause unless you have a reason for it, but when you pause, pause as long as you can.
Kant thought things, not because they were true, but because he was Kant.
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature and the error is ineradicable.
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
It is not true that suffering ennobles the character happiness does that sometimes, but suffering for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.
There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous, on the contrary, it makes them for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
Beauty is an ecstasy it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
What do we any of us have but our illusions? And what do we ask of others but that we be allowed to keep them?
Love is what happens to men and women who don't know each other.
Women are constantly trying to commit suicide for love, but generally they take care not to succeed.
Because women can do nothing except love, they've given it a ridiculous importance. They want to persuade us that it's the whole of life. It's an insignificant part.
How can I be reasonable? To me our love was everything and you were my whole life. It is not very pleasant to realize that to you it was only an episode.
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