Leisure is the mother of philosophy.
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
Writers are vacuum cleaners who suck up other people's lives and weave them into stories like a sparrow builds a nest from scraps.
Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Effective leaders know that you first have to touch peoples' hearts before you ask them for their hand.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.