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" A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. "
" Morality is simply the attitude we adopt towards people whom we personally dislike. "
" Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. "
" How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. "
" It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes. "
" While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance. "
" Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm. "
" 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. "
" I am not young enough to know everything. "
" The world has grown suspicious of anything that looks like a happily married life. "
" The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. "
" Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. "
" Yes, there is a terrible moral in 'Dorian Gray' - a moral which the prurient will not be able to find in it, but it will be revealed to all whose minds are healthy. Is this an artistic error? I fear it is. It is the only error in the book. "
" London is too full of fogs and serious people. Whether the fogs produce the serious people, or whether the serious people produce the fogs, I don't know. "
" A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction. "
" 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. "
" Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. "
" A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her. "
" The truth is rarely pure and never simple. "
" A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. "
" All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. "
" Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion. "
" Men marry because they are tired; women, because they are curious; both are disappointed. "
" I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. "
" What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. "
" When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. "
" The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world. "
" Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world. "
" There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad. "
" Romantic art deals with the exception and with the individual. Good people, belonging as they do to the normal, and so, commonplace type, are artistically uninteresting. "
" This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last. "