Quotes

11 November 2014
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
11 November 2014
As a wicked man I am a complete failure. Why, there are lots of people who say I have never really done anything wrong in the whole course of my life. Of course they only say it behind my back.
11 November 2014
Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him!—hang him!
11 November 2014
Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last.
11 November 2014
He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.
11 November 2014
Cultivated leisure is the aim of man.
11 November 2014
I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
11 November 2014
The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one's clean linen in public.
11 November 2014
There is nothing so difficult to marry as a large nose.
11 November 2014
One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox—the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

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