Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
George Bernard Shaw
Hell, they says, is paved with good intentions.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. And if they can't find them, make them.
Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
Abnormal professions attract two classes: those who are not good enough for ordinary bourgeois life and those who are too good for it. We are dregs and scum, sir: the dregs very filthy, the scum very superior.