Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
George Bernard Shaw
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A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty. The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: All hope abandon ye who enter here.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
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We never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead – and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead and then they would be honest so much earlier.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.