For he to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives. To realise the nineteenth century, one must realise every century that has preceded it and that has contributed to its making. To know anything about oneself one must know all about others.
Things last either too long or not long enough.
The best way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
One should never take sides in anything, Mr. Kelvil. Taking sides is the beginning of sincerity, and earnestness follows shortly afterwards, and the human being becomes a bore.
She knew nothing but she had everything he had lost.
The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things.