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"It is perfectly monstrous the way people go about, nowadays, saying things against one behind one's back that are absolutely and entirely true."
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
"One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing."
"There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us."
"A kiss may ruin a human life."
"It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style."
"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
"I can resist everything except temptation."
"It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned."
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."
"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is manís original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."
"I am not young enough to know everything."
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing."
"To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love."
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life."
"The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves."
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
"Ultimately the bond of all companionship, wheather in marriage or in friendship, is conversation."
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities."
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