I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who would call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Then commit them over again," he said gravely. "To get back one's youth, one has merely to repeat one's follies.
And each man kills the thing he loves.
The very essence of romance is uncertainty. If I ever get married, I'll certainly try to forget the fact.
Unless one is wealthy there is no use in being a charming fellow. Romance is the priviledge of the rich, not the profession of the unemployed. The poor shall be practical and prosaic. It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.