Paradoxical as it may seem, to believe in youth is to look backward; to look forward we must believe in age.
The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore - on the contrary, they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to muffle up that shattering personality and surround him with an atmosphere of tedium.
A continual atmosphere of hectic passion is very trying if you haven't got any of your own.
Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.
Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.
I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home.
I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.
The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.
Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.