Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
I am not young enough to know everything.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
I can resist anything but temptation.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.