- Moderation is a fatal thing. . . . Nothing succeeds like excess.
- Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
- Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
- Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
- The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
- Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
- One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
- If man was meant to be nude, he would have been born that way.
- Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
- A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- A pessimist is one who, when he has a choice of two evils, chooses both.
- The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
- True friends stab you in the front.
- The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
- I am not young enough to know everything.
- I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
- I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
- In America, the President reigns for four years, and journalism governs for ever and ever.
- It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly.
- The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
- The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
- The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
- The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
- To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune... to lose both seems like carelessness.