I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people’s opinions will rush in from all quarters.
The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
Virtue is insufficient temptation.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
I have to live for others and not for myself: that’s middle-class morality.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.