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" Charity creates a multitude of sins. "
" I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. "
" If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. "
" Perhaps one of the most difficult things for us to do is to choose a notable and joyous dress for men. There would be more joy in life if we were to accustom ourselves to use all the beautiful colours we can in fashioning our own clothes. "
" Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. "
" The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it... I can resist everything but temptation. "
" One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards. "
" The truth is rarely pure and never simple. "
" No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating. "
" It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly. "
" 'The Lady's World' should be made the recognized organ for the expression of women's opinions on all subjects of literature, art and modern life, and yet it should be a magazine that men could read with pleasure. "
" Technique is really personality. That is the reason why the artist cannot teach it, why the pupil cannot learn it, and why the aesthetic critic can understand it. "
" It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. "
" One's past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged. "
" A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. "
" The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. "
" Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. "
" Biography lends to death a new terror. "
" A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. "
" Questions are never indiscreet, answers sometimes are. "
" 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. "
" I am the only person in the world I should like to know thoroughly. "
" 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. "
" Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. "
" America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. "
" I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. "
" He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. "
" There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us. "
" Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. "
" Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life. "