Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.
A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
All art is quite useless.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
An excellent man he has no enemies and none of his friends like him.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Biography lends to death a new terror.