Life is one fool thing after another whereas love is two fool things after each other.
The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
When a love comes to an end, weaklings cry, efficient ones instantly find another love and wise already had one in reserve.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
The people who love only once in their lives are really the shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect－simply a confession of failure.
The heart was made to be broken.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.
It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
What is the chief cause of divorce? Marriage.
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious; both are disappointed.
The happiness of a married man depends on the people he has not married.
Wicked women bother one. Good women bore one. That is the only difference between them.
Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
Most people discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation.
Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
"Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not."
An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.
Time is a waste of money.
The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.
Pleasure is the only thing one should live for. Nothing ages like happiness.
There is a fatality about all good resolutions. They are invariably made too soon.
We live in an age that reads too much to be wise, and that thinks too much to be beautiful.
Nothing is so aggravating than calmness.
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual
One's real life is often the life that one does not lead.
Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.
Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success.
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things.
Men become old, but they never become good.
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Young men want to be faithful, and are not; old men want to be faithless, and cannot.
Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.
There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
A women will flirt with anybody in the world as long as other people are looking on.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
When I was young , I used to think that money was the most important thing in life , now that I am old , I know it is.