If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
Hell is full of musical amateurs.
In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.