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The really great novel tends to be the exact negative of its author’s life.
The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.
Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
A marriage without conflicts is almost as inconceivable as a nation without crises.
Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand.
The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion but rather to know it.
If you value a man’s regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it.
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
If men could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the…
We appreciate frankness from those who like us. Frankness from others is called insolence.
To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
Lost Illusion is the undisclosed title of every novel.
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know.
People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an…
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder.
Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to…
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