A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
Women are made to be loved not understood.
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.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
Children begin by loving their parents after a time they judge them rarely if ever do they forgive them.
The typewriting machine when played with expression is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world.
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
Society exists only as a mental concept in the real world there are only individuals.
If one could only teach the English how to talk and the Irish how to listen society here would be quite civilized.
Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Success is a science if you have the conditions you get the result.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.
Men marry because they are tired women because they are curious both are disappointed.
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes and far more expensive.
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It is a thing no married man knows anything about.
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Those whom the gods love grow young.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Hatred is blind as well as love.
When a man has once loved a woman he will do anything for her except continue to love her.
Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them they will forgive us everything even our gigantic intellects.
I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
Who being loved is poor?
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
In married life three is company and two none.
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
I put all my genius into my life I put only my talent into my works.
The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life.
If you are not too long I will wait here for you all my life.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that is not being talked about.
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
Some cause happiness wherever they go others whenever they go.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful it does a great deal of harm.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin.
Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
The good ended happily and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Arguments are extremely vulgar for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.
If one plays good music people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
If you pretend to be good the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Life is never fair and perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
I choose my friends for their good looks my acquaintances for their good characters and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion enmity worship love but no friendship.
He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends.
An excellent man he has no enemies and none of his friends like him.
True friends stab you in the front.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
I want my food dead. Not sick not dying dead.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
One can survive everything nowadays except death and live down everything except a good reputation.
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength strength and courage to yield to.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far the best ending for one.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour the beauty the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike.
What we have to do what at any rate it is our duty to do is to revive the old art of Lying.
It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art it's dead for you.
All art is quite useless.
It is through art and through art only that we can realise our perfection.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.