Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
Only people who look dull ever get into the House of Commons, and only people who are dull ever succeed there.
There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating --people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
Civilization is not by any means an easy thing to attain to. There are only two ways by which man can reach it. One is by being cultured, the other by being corrupt.
Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon.
Musical people are so absurdly unreasonable. They always want one to be perfectly dumb at the very moment when one is longing to be absolutely deaf.
No work of art ever puts forward views. Views belong to people who are not artists.
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.