I am not young enough to know everything.
I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.
I can resist everything except temptation.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.
It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Those whom the gods love grow young.
Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.
There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
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.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Who, being loved, is poor?