What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.