A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her...but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account. The Moon and Sixpence

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American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.

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An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

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Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.

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At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.

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By the time a man notices that he is no longer young, his youth has long since left him.

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Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers. The Moon and Sixpence

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Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

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Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

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Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

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