The connection between dress and war is not far to seek your finest clothes are those you wear as soldiers.
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The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
This is an important book, the critic assumes, because it deals with war. This is an insignificant book because it deals with the feelings of women in a drawing-room.
Nothing induces me to read a novel except when I have to make money by writing about it. I detest them.
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
There can be no two opinions as to what a highbrow is. He is the man or woman of thoroughbred intelligence who rides his mind at a gallop across country in pursuit of an idea.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
He who keeps his cool best wins.
All men are equal before fish.
Speak the truth, do not yield to anger give, if thou art asked for little by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
There is nothing that so much gratifies an ill tongue as when it finds an angry heart.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
The result justifies the deed.