Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
It was not till they had examined the rings that they recognized who it was.
It is always the unreadable that occurs.
I have promised to dine at White's, but it is only with an old friend, so I can send him a wire to say that I am ill, or that I am prevented from coming in consequence of a subsequent engagement. I think that would be a rather nice excuse: it would have all the surprise of candour.
Public opinion exists only where there are no ideas.
You, who know all the secrets of life, tell me how to charm Sibyl Vane to love me! I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. My God, Harry, how I worship her!
I don't write this letter to put bitterness into your heart, but to pluck it out of mine. For my own sake I must forgive you.
My father told me to go to bed an hour ago. I don't see why I shouldn't give you the same advice. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of ant use to oneself.
No woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating.