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"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written."
"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."
"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."
"The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin."
"The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius."
"The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself."
"The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."
"The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything."
"The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value."
"The intellect is not a serious thing, and never has been. It is an instrument on which one plays, that is all."
"The commonest thing is delightful if only one hides it."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
"Skepticism is the beginning of faith."
"Self-denial is the shining sore on the leprous body of Christianity."
"Punctuality is the thief of time."
"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected."
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious."
"One should never trust a woman who tells her real age. If she tells that, she'll tell anything."
"One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing."
"No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating."
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