A hotel is a hotel all the world over, a place essentially vulgar, commonplace, venal, the travesty of a human home.
All perfection is melancholy.
Even in misery we love to be foremost, to have the bitter in our cup acknowledged as more bitter than that of others.
Every generation has a conceit of itself which elevates it, in its own opinion, above that which comes after it.
For everybody knows that it requires very little to satisfy the gentlemen, if a woman will only give her mind to it.
Good works may only be beautiful sins, if they are not done in a true spirit.
I have my own way of dividing people, as I suppose most of us have. There are those whom I can talk to, and those whom I can't.
imagination is the first faculty wanting in those that do harm to their kind.
It is often easier to justify one's self to others than to respond to the secret doubts that arise in one's own bosom.
It is so seldom in this world that things come just when they are wanted.
Married people do stand up so for each other when you say a word, however they may fight between themselves.
Next to happiness, perhaps enmity is the most healthful stimulant of the human mind.
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
One only says it is one's duty when one has something disagreeable to do.
Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world.
Somehow even a popular fallacy has an aspect of truth when it suits one's own case.
Spring cold is like the poverty of a poor man who has had a fortune left him- better days are coming.
Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought.
The ideal is the flower-garden of the mind, and very apt to run to weeds unless carefully tended.
The middle of life is the testing-ground of character and strength.
There are some people who never learn; indeed, few people learn by experience, so far as I have ever seen.
There is nothing more effectual in showing us the weakness of any habitual fallacy or assumption than to hear it sympathetically through the ears, as it were, of a skeptic.
There is nothing so costly as bargains.
To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.
Truly there is nothing in the world so blessed or so sweet as the heritage of children.
What happiness is there which is not purchased with more or less of pain?
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