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Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
My dear: in this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of Hell.
Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
Doing what needs to be done may not make you happy, but it will make you great.
Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.
The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life.
You have learned something. That always feels at first as if you had lost something.
What man really wishes to do he will find a means of doing.
It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
A pessimist? A man who thinks everybody as nasty as himself and hates them for it.
If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it.
Well, I've known over thirty men who've found out how to cure consumption. Why do people go on dying of it, Colly? Devilment I suppose!
Very few people can afford to be poor.
You can lose a man like that by your own death but not by his.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
Loyalty in a critic is corruption.
When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
Englishmen never will be slaves they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do.
My reputation grows with every failure.
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error.
Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them make them.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
A man's interest in the world is only the overflow from his interest in himself.
Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
[Chess] is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever, when they are only wasting their time.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
I am only a beer teetotaller not a champagne teetotaller.
It is assumed that the woman must wait motionless until she is wooed. That is how the spider waits for the fly.
The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed but that he cannot believe anyone else.
I am a Millionaire. That is my religion.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton you may as well make it dance.