Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
When a man has once loved a woman, he will do anything for her, except continue to love her.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain.
For his mourners will be outcast men, and outcasts always mourn.
I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics.
Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.
Yes, I am a thorough republican. No other form of government is so favorable to the growth of art.
It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky.
Nothing succeeds like success.
I can resist everything except temptation.